Corby charity holds fundraising events

A Corby charity which helps recovering addicts and mental health patients is holding two fundraising events

A Corby charity which helps recovering addicts and mental health patients is holding two fundraising events

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A Corby charity which helps recovering addicts and mental health patients is holding two fundraising events.

Stages (Support Training Advice Guidance Educational Services Limited) was started in August 2013 to fill the gap in after-care for recovering addicts and to help mental health patients to find peace and relaxation.

But charity director Katie Read says funding is in short supply and it is struggling to support users.

She said: “We have had support from the Big lottery and Northamptonshire Community Foundation in the past but are now struggling to support our service users due to lack of funding.

“We can’t apply for more funding from the Big Lottery until spring next year and that is not necessarily going to happen so, we are completely reliant on donations and fundraisers.

“We have had Corby Mental Health Team asking for our information to go on to their leaflets because they have heard so much good stuff about our projects but we cannot take on new people with our current financial position.

“The support we offer our members is a lifeline to many suffering from severe mental health diagnoses and we cannot afford not to be here for them.

“We are holding two fundraising events.

“The first is from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday, October 31, at Gretton Village Hall and it will be a mind, body and spirit event.

“The second is a live singer/karaoke/disco on Saturday, November 28, at the Irish Centre in Corby.

“Both are open to the public and are in great need of local public support.”

The charity was also set up to help families of addicts to recover their own lives.

This has recently been extended to anyone waiting for a detox to help support their recovery and partners/carers of sufferers of mental illness.