Aberdeen Passions Plays is proud to announce that the two charities The Aberdeen Passion: One Life Given sought to support – the Christian rehabilitation charity, Teen Challenge, and Aberdeen Street Pastors, which provides help and care for late night revellers in the Granite City – have each received donations, on behalf of all who purchased tickets, of £2500 each.

Teen ChallengeIn addition, further donations were made by the cast and crew to Macmillan Cancer Support and Child Watch International (Peru).

Gordon Cruden, Centre Manager at Teen Challenge’s men’s residential centre, Sunnybrae, commented: “We are extremely grateful to the team at the Aberdeen Passion for this wonderful donation. Sadly, drugs and alcohol continue to wreak havoc across the North East but this cash will assist us in continuing to help people who are suffering from addictions transform their lives.”

Street Pastors operations director, Rev Gerry Bowyer, reflected on the incredible achievement of those who were involved in the Aberdeen Passion, saying, “That the giving of volunteers’ time and the professionalism involved contributed to the Passion’s success. Aberdeen Street Pastors are honoured to receive this donation and will use it to strengthen their work offering support those who find themselves in vulnerable situations within the evening economy of our City.”

The production was a huge success, with more than 2,300 people attending over the three performances. It is our prayer that not only the impact it has had on the lives of many of that 2,300 will be long lasting, but also the money raised will have a lasting effect on many in our wider community. We believe the work these two charities (and many other Christian charities operating in the North East of Scotland) are a truly visible outworking of Christ’s call for us to love and care for all.

Once again, thank you all for your support.

The Aberdeen Passion Team