Swanswell takes to the streets for Alcohol Awareness Week

14 November 2011

Swanswell’s taking to the streets of Leicestershire and Rutland next week to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol and the help available.

It’s Alcohol Awareness Week (14 to 20 November), so the national charity – which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – will be taking part in a number of events across the two counties.

On Monday 14 November, staff will be spending the day at Hinckley Market to talk to shoppers about Swanswell, safe drinking, alcohol statistics and the dangers of excessive drinking as well as simulating the effects of excessive alcohol use, using special beer goggles.

Then on Wednesday 16 November, Swanswell will be raising awareness at the Impressions Cafe on Lower Bond Street from 10am to 3pm. 

Finally, on Thursday 17 November, the charity will be handing out information and Swanswell merchandise at a stall in the foyer of Tesco in Oakham from 8.30am.

Meanwhile, Swanswell’s young people service will be raising awareness at an assembly at Limehurst High School in Loughborough on Monday morning; holding substance misuse awareness workshops and a stall at Lutterworth College on Tuesday; and will be talking to scouts in Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday evening.

Jo Woods, Operations Manager for Swanswell in Leicestershire and Rutland, said: ‘Alcohol misuse can affect anyone and people may not even realise that they’re drinking to potentially harmful levels.

That’s why we’re taking our service out to the community during Alcohol Awareness Week to help people learn about the harmful effects of alcohol and highlight the help available from Swanswell in Leicestershire and Rutland.’

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