“I finally graduated in December 1992 in St. Werburgh’s Church, a beautiful old building. I went to work in Coolmine in 1993 for the next two years as a full-time project worker. I met a lovely woman in 1991, Jackie, and we just celebrated 27 years of marriage recently. She has been an inspiration to my recovery and life in general. We have three wonderful daughters who are all working in great jobs and making a difference in people’s lives. My eldest daughter, Emma, got married last year to David, which is another milestone in my life of recovery. It’s great to see all my family enjoying life.
“Thanks to the help, support and training Coolmine afforded me all those years ago I had the confidence and skillset to also become an employer and set up a business for the last twenty years. I’ve recently become employed back in the service with Coolmine for the last several years – and it’s great to see them celebrate 50 years this year and for me to be involved with this.”