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Minimising the "ripple effect" for local charity Empathy Support!

QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby is pleased to donate £100 to Empathy Support, a local charity that helps the families, friends, partners and carers of substance abuse.

QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby is a proud supporter of important charitable causes and plays a key role in its local community.

For that reason the firm’s Partners were pleased to be able to donate £100 to Empathy Support, a local charity that’s right on its doorstep.  

Empathy offers a confidential and non-judgmental service to the families, friends, partners and carers of drug and alcohol users.  Unfortunately substance abuse can have a negative “ripple effect”, not only on the substance misuser, but also on the people who are close to them.

Empathy’s Managing Director, Helen Murphy, commented:

“Empathy is very grateful to Bradbury, Roberts & Raby for their generous donation. The volunteers at Empathy work very hard to raise funds to sustain our organisation and the in house services for the carers of substance misusers. Without donations we would not be able to support carers in the community as much as we do.”

In addition to the donation, QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby is raising awareness for Empathy through its social media activities and the law firm’s Marketing Manager, Debbie Connolly, added:

“We’re delighted to provide a donation to Empathy Support – the effects of substance abuse cannot be underestimated and  it’s a really professional and committed team.  Fortunately, we are developing an increasingly large social media following, so we’re happy to help raise awareness through this medium whenever we can.”

Following a 70s and 80s fundraising event in January, the local demand for the charity’s services means the organisation is going from strength and the charity welcomed two new volunteers in February:

Kate Savage is a Graduate in Social Sciences, with a wealth of life and management experience and takes the new role of Research and Fund Finder. Having completed the ECDL at North Lincs College, Hayley Walsh joins the team as the Office and Admin Support Worker and is tasked with the developing the database.

Mother’s Day has provided another great fundraising opportunity through the sale of beautiful gifts which have been made by Empathy’s crafts team.  The volunteers have also set up a Craft Group section on Empathy Support’s Facebook page, which they are inviting people to join and “like” to receive their updates.

Empathy Support Events Diary

First & Third Thursdays of every month: Carers Group evening sessions

From Thursday 9th April: ‘Living without you’ will hold a unique new bereavement support group evening in the North Lincolnshire community, from 6.45pm – 8.45pm. This group will meet on the evening of the second Thursday of every month.

The above events are held at the Empathy Support office: 29a Oswald Road, Scunthorpe.

Friday 17th April: Lady’s night, held at the Polish Club, Scunthorpe.

Friday 17th July: Masquerade Summer Ball, held at the Wortley Hotel, Scunthorpe.

For further information please visit the Empathy Support website or why not read their latest newsletter here.

Alternatively, please contact Helen Murphy, Empathy Support Managing Director on: 07592 395127

Empathy Support can also be found on Facebook and Twitter

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