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Celebrity backing fails to save Chandos House

CHANDOS House, the only all-male residential addiction treatment facility in Bristol, will shut in November unless urgent financial support is found.

Despite being full, the 15-bed rehabilitation centre in Redland founded in 1985 faces closure because of local and national funding cuts. 

An appeal backed by comedian Russell Brand and writer Will Self failed to raise the £100,o0o needed to keep it open.

Director James Dickinson said the need for the centre was as great as ever and it would carry on its work with addicts until the last day and continue to hope for a miracle.



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