In partnership with Our Forgotten Neighbours we run two soup kitchens a week in Finsbury Park and Aldgate to help feed those in need. These are an important part of our work but also give us the opportunity to meet vulnerable people, some with substance and alcohol problems, who can benefit from our other services.
On 19 June we hosted a fundraising and Windrush celebration evening at the Phoenix pub near Oxford Circus to help raise awareness of the charity . The event was a great success with performers entertaining us into the night. Look out for our next big fundraiser coming soon.
Vander’s story – podcasTS
Vander has recorded nine educational and informative podcasts where he talks openly about his fascinating life and journey to recovery.
Check out this short testimonial video from a client who has recently benefited a great a deal from our free counselling service.
WHAT DO YOU SEE HERE?
This short and clever video says so much about our perceptions of addiction.
AUDIO VERSION OF BOOK ON THE WAY
Vander is recently finished recording audio version of his autobiography From Rehab to Life and there'll be a soft launch later this year and full promotion at an event we're planning for Spring 2023. Meanwhile, you can still get a hard copy - all proceeds go to the charity.
LOCal giving - Magic LITTLE GRANTs
We were recently pleased to accept funding from Local Giving's Magic Little Grant scheme. The money will help us to support even more people struggling with addiction. Check out their site to see the great thing's they're doing to help grassroots charities.
We currently have adverts on Charity Jobs and Reach Volunteering. We're looking for a marketing expert, speaker programme manager, funding and bid writer, and book launch and PR manager. Check them out. Or if you like the look of our charity and what we do and believe you can help, please get in touch on email@example.com or call on 0300 102 1605. There's something for everyone!
Logistics volunteer needed
We are now looking for a general logistics volunteer to help us put on food bank and soup kitchen. Please see job advert.
partnership with Mind in haringey
This week marks the formal beginning of our partnership with Mind in Haringey to provide free counselling and peer support for some of their clients struggling with addiction. Here’s the web page announcing the new service.
Mental health first aiders
In February we were all received Mental Health First Aider accreditation following two days of training delivered by our friends at Mind in Haringey. Its a great skill to have - check out their site for more information.
two new trustees
Our board of trustees has been strengthened with the addition of two new trustees. Curtis Pierre bring counselling experience to the board and Garry Durston joins after shining as a peer supporter for the last four months.
Want to join our peer support team?
We're looking for new peer supporters with lived experience of addiction and who follow a 12-step programme. You will speak with new clients and make them feel welcome before counselling and be part of our growing reach into the community. If interested, contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE are available for talks
Whether you're a small community project, a large corporate, a university or a prison, our founder, Vander, and the trustees are available for talks on addiction awareness, prevention and recovery. If you want to discuss, contact us at email@example.com