Chandos House shuts its doors
Amidst a national funding crisis Chandos House in Redland, a treatment centre for men with addictions, has had to close the door on its home in Chandos Road.
The high profile campaign 'Save Chandos House' has taken its quest for survival to great heights, becoming a regular news feature and making its mark in local and national news. The campaign has been backed by fundraising events in Bristol and further afield, including celebrity led auctions, sponsored abseils and garden parties.
Despite the best efforts of its dedicated and passionate team, time has run out for Chandos House to raise the £1 million it needed to keep operations open.
In true Chandos style a celebration lunch was held on its final day, November 8, to reflect on the work Chandos has done over the past 35 years. Men it has helped give lives back to and the husbands, fathers, sons and brothers it has given back to families came together with supporters and shared memories and songs.