A Service of Celebration and Hope

“A truly emotive and wonderful service – thank you Liz and everyone at DrugFAM for the amazing work you do."

Service at Westminster

On Tuesday 9th May 2017 DrugFAM were proud to host a Service of Celebration and Hope at Westminster Abbey as part of our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the plight of families affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Attended by over 1600 people, including the Home Secretary Amber Rudd; the service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall. DrugFAM are truly honoured to have hosted the first ever service in the history of this national institution about addiction.

Theresa May, Prime Minister sent a personal message to DrugFAM ‘‘DrugFAM purposefully named today’s service one of ‘Celebration and Hope’. Today’s service is also a way of thanking them [DrugFAM] for their support, their commitment and the important work they do. It also a time to look forward and seek hope’

The speakers included; Sarah Bromfield, CEO of DrugFAM, a family member affected by addiction, Reverend Graeme Skinner who is bereaved by addiction, whilst the main address was given by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, the founder of DrugFAM.

Other guests on the day included local families affected by someone else’s addiction, partner agencies, celebrities, senior government officials and professionals and academics working in the field.

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