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MEET THE TEAM

Clive Kennedy

CLIVE KENNEDY

FOUNDER

Our founder and benefactor, local businessman Clive Kennedy, is an energetic and passionate individual with a desire to create change. Clive’s enthusiasm and understanding comes from his personal journey in overcoming addiction. Drugs and alcohol were slowly destroying his family life and his personal and business relationships. Clive is an example of how help and support from other recovered addicts can produce positive results – he now runs a successful business in Ayrshire, has a young family, and has recently married his long-term partner. Without the support he received during his rehabilitation none of this would have been possible and this is what motivates him to invest his time and finances into Harbour (Ayrshire), helping to generate opportunities for people seeking pathways into recovery. 

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EDDIE GORMAN

PROJECT MANAGER

Our project Manager, Eddie Gorman, has 10 years’ experience in the field, working for innovative organisations such as the Violence Reduction Unit as a Senior Mentor in their award-winning employability project ‘Street & Arrow’. He was a Regional Supervisor with Medics Against Violence’s ‘Navigator’- a hospital-based intervention project supporting people presenting to A&E with drug/alcohol related issues. He has also worked as a recovery practitioner in ‘Abbycare’, one of Scotland’s flagship residential rehabilitation centres treating alcohol and drug addiction. Complimenting his professional experience, Eddie is in long-term recovery from addiction himself and is passionate about the work that Harbour does.

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VICKI BORLAND

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Vicki Borland, has a wealth of management experience, working previously as an Award-Winning Branch Manager within a local Ayrshire Property Company. Vicki is very passionate about helping others, so much so that she embarked on a new career path in the health & social care sector as a Mental Health & Well-being Practitioner within the Distress Brief Intervention Team for the Penumbra Mental Health Organisation. She has lived experience of addiction & has used her understanding & empathy within her volunteer role as THRIVE women’s group facilitator, empowering & encouraging our women who attend to know that change is possible. Vicki is married & is mother to a teenage son and 3 teenage stepdaughters.

Eddie Gorman Harbour Ayrshire

STACEY McCALL

RECOVERY PRACTITIONER (SOUTH)

Our Recovery Practitioner, Stacey McCall, has gained credible experience in the recovery field, beginning her journey in the health & social care sector as a Peer Worker for the Sky Project in East Ayrshire which led to her position as a Peer Practitioner for renowned Rehabilitation Centre Turnaround treating alcohol & drug addiction. Stacey was also a navigator with medics against violence – a hospital-based intervention project supporting people presenting at A&E with addiction related issues. She has combined her own lived experience with addiction and her passion for helping others within her Volunteer role at THRIVE women’s groups, providing our women with emotional support both in the group and out in the wider community. Stacey is a mother to a teenage son and understands and has compassion for the many parents and kids affected by addiction.

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VARI McFADZEAN

DIGITAL INCLUSION OFFICER

Our Digital Inclusion Officer, Vari McFadzean, has 12 years of experience with a global online business platform where digital inclusion was the primary purpose. Vari has lived-experience in addiction and has been successful with transforming her life. In addition to this, Vari’s passion for self-development and healing has been hugely beneficial as a group facilitator with EmpowerHer Ladies Group, helping guide our ladies with their own personal growth and development. Vari is a mother to three teenage sons and is passionate about providing support to her local town of Ayr.

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ROBERT HAMILTON

RECOVERY PRACTITIONER (NORTH)

Our Recovery Practitioner, Robert Hamilton, has a successful background in construction, working his way up from a groundworker into a management position. Robert received support from Harbour’s Buddy Service during his recovery from long-term alcohol use and now sees his journey as something that can benefit others currently experiencing addiction. He became a Group Facilitator at our MOT Peer Support Groups and has subsequently turned full circle, becoming a Harbour Buddy himself, embodying the Harbour philosophy that ‘change is possible’.

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ANDREW DOWNIE

FUNDING MANAGER

Andrew recently took up the post of Funding Manager, having helped the Charity on a part-time basis from its inception. He manages a portfolio of funding awards and works to create new opportunities and relationships to assist with the Charity’s ongoing development. Andrew has a strong background in fundraising, starting with his family’s sporting interest in Ayr Archery Club from a young age, and also through his career with Ayr United FC, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance and Vics in the  Community. He is pleased to be able to help Harbour Ayrshire with its valuable work across the Ayrshire community.

Eddie Gorman Harbour Ayrshire

AMANDA CASSIDY

RECOVERY PRACTITIONER (EAST)

Our recovery practitioner Amanda Cassidy has a wealth of experience in the Health & Social Care field. Her journey into employment began as a Trainee Addiction Worker with Scottish Drug Forum (SDF) back in 2012. At that time, Amanda discovered a passion for working with others, especially woman with complex needs, and has been an effective practitioner since. Amanda has worked with the leading services, Wearewithyou, Penumbra and Quarriers, supporting individuals through addiction, mental health and complex trauma. Accompanying her professional experience, Amanda has lived- experience of overcoming addiction and trauma and will be celebrating 15 years continuous sobriety this year.

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Harbour Ayrshire

6 Miller Road

Ayr KA7 2AY