Swanswell team tackle Brecon Beacons to raise funds
04 June 2015
Team members from Swanswell’s team in Bristol will be taking part in Trekfest this week to raise money for the national recovery charity. The challenge involves completing a 29-mile trek in the Brecon Beacons, within twelve hours and tackling Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales at 2,907 ft.
One of those taking part is Amy Doherty-Saw, who works in the Arrest Referral and Intervention Service in Bristol, who has raised over £150 so far. Swanswell, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, provides help to people who come into custody with alcohol or drug problems through the Arrest, Referral and Intervention Service. By being involved in the criminal justice system Swanswell can ensure people get the help and advice they need to turn their lives around with the aim of reducing drug and alcohol related crime.
Amy wanted to raise funds for Swanswell because she is proud of the difference the national recovery charity has made to the people she has worked with in the Arrest, Referral and Intervention Service.
Speaking ahead of the challenge she said; ‘I signed up for TrekFest as I thought it would be a good challenge for me. But it’s not until then that I realised how many things there were that I hadn’t thought of! I’m not normally an endurance person so this is a real challenge for me.’
She added; ‘ I have worked for Swanswell, in Bristol, for over a year and soon I will become a recovery worker. I have seen firsthand how alcohol problems can ruin a life and Swanswell have been there to help. This work is so important which is why I chose Swanswell as my charity.’
To pledge a donation please visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/amyds to support Amy or mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rickytrekfest to support Ricky Chodkiewicz, who is a team leader at the Arrest, Referral and Intervention Service.