Portsoy woman scoops iconic Triumph motorbike

A Portsoy woman has won a brand new Triumph motorbike, while helping people break free from addiction.

Lindsay Thomson, from Portsoy, scooped the iconic motorbike after entering the Prize Draw, which was organised to raise funds for Teen Challenge North East Scotland.

The initiative was launched in July, with Lindsay purchasing her ticket at Turriff Show on Monday, August 6.

Teen Challenge North East Scotland runs two residential centres; a men’s facility, Sunnybrae, near Fyvie, and women’s recovery home, Benaiah, near Mintlaw.

Both centres are located in rural Aberdeenshire settings, offering peaceful retreats where those suffering from addictions can take time out to rebuild their lives.

The draw was made on Friday, December 21, at the Aberdeen base of Shirlaws Motorcyles, who part-sponsored the initiative.

Lindsay is not a biker but bought one ticket at Turriff Show, as she supports the Teen Challenge cause of helping men and women break free from addiction.

Lindsay plans on selling the bike and is still deciding what to spend the money on.

Gordon Cruden, Area Manager of Teen Challenge North East Scotland, commented: “We’re delighted for Lindsay. For a ticket costing just £5 she now owns a bike with a retail price of around £10,650.

“Speaking to Lindsay, we know she is going to put the money she gets from selling the bike to good use for her and her family. We really are thrilled for her.

“The Prize Draw is assisting us in our continued fundraising aims. In recent years, charities across the length and breadth of the UK have felt the impact of austerity measures and we’re no different. It’s vital that we find income streams to continue to help people change their lives.”