Generous Rugby shoppers help raise money for Swanswell

13 August 2013

Shoppers at a Rugby supermarket have helped raise £165 for Swanswell in just two hours during a special bag pack over the weekend.

Six team members and volunteers from the national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, offered a helping hand at Asda in Chapel Street on Sunday 11 August, as part of a fundraising and awareness-raising project.

In Rugby, Swanswell offers support through its Independent Living Service for people affected by problem alcohol and drug use, providing a range of personal advice around housing, debts, benefits, budgeting and help gaining paid employment.

The service is available throughout Coventry and Warwickshire by calling Swanswell on 024 76 226 619.

The money raised will go towards exciting projects that help people overcome problem alcohol and drug use.

Cat Sanchez, Swanswell’s Fundraising Executive, said: ‘As a charity, we’re always looking for new ways to help people turn their lives around for the better and fundraising opportunities like this go a long way to helping us achieve that.

Problem alcohol and drug use affects millions of lives across the country every year – not just those directly involved, but also their friends and families, who will often by supporting their loved ones without turning for help themselves.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Asda for offering their support by letting us pack bags in Rugby on a busy weekend, and to shoppers who have been very generous with their donations.’

Alison Morgan, Community Life Champion at Asda in Rugby, said: ‘We’re delighted to be helping one of our local charities with their fundraising efforts and is part of our commitment to the communities we serve.’

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