Our Official Opening Event for the new Recovery Suite at ADAS was a great success. We were overwhelmed by interest and support from the local community. Maggie Hulcoop, Chair of Harlow Council, kindly presided over the official opening and Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, also spoke about the importance of our work in the community. Councillor Ian Beckett also attended to lend his support.
The new facilities were funded by Public Health England and Morrisons Foundation.
Maggie Hulcoop said about ADAS ‘Lives are changed and self-confidence is given to so many people that walk through your doors. Not only do you change the lives of clients but their families lives to. So a huge thank you must be given to all staff, volunteers and trustees for giving so many people in our area a second chance and to spread their experiences far and wide’.
This week we are celebrating Volunteers Week and this gives us a chance to say THANK YOU for the fantastic contribution that ADAS volunteers make to our work. It’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate volunteering in all of its diversity.
Volunteering can help you gain valuable new skills and experience, and boost your confidence. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too.
We are very fortunate at ADAS to have such a wonderful and committed group of volunteers. They are at the heart of what we do in supporting individuals and families who have been impacted by substance misuse, and helping them to make positive and lasting change.
Our volunteers should be truly proud of what they achieve on behalf of ADAS and the positive impact they make.