A safety charity and North Sea firm have joined forces for a workshop highlighting the dangers of alcohol to north-east schoolchildren.
Absafe received the five-figure donation for oil and gas company Nexen and will now build a new alcohol safety set at The Safe, the charity’s HQ in Bridge of Don.
The £19,189 will allow Absafe to create a new interactive workshop teaching youngsters about alcohol and the associated dangers.
Absafe’s chief executive Emma Bellu said: “Research shows that the earlier a young person starts drinking alcohol, the more likely they are to drink in ways that can be harmful later in life. Scotland has a pro-alcohol society where it is readily available and heavily marketed.
“Young people see drinking as completely normal and expected behaviour. Early intervention and education is therefore key to reducing harm and risk exposure.
“By working in partnership with Nexen to provide fun informative sessions, we will empower children with the resilience to say no to alcohol, ensuring they are informed of the risky situations that can arise with alcohol use, as well as the longer term harm to physical and mental health and wellbeing.”