Last push to save Chandos House
BRISTOL’S last remaining rehab centre is hoping that a flurry of media coverage will be able to turn around its fortunes.
As previously reported in Bishopston Voice, Chandos House, a residential treatment centre for addiction based on Chandos Road in Redland, has been trying to raise £100,000 to continue saving the lives of men suffering from substance and alcohol addiction following their funding being slashed by Government and the local authority.
Over the last few months they have organised an auction with signed artworks from some of Bristol’s most cherished artists, and a creative thinking workshop with Will Self, one of the Chandos House’s brothers and supporters. In addition, comedian Russell Brand also hosted a sponsored abseil and walk in the Avon Gorge with Will on Saturday August 25.
Despite its fundraising efforts, Chandos House is set to close on Thursday November 8, after 35 years of helping addicts across England and Wales. However, the centre is hopeful that recent media coverage in The Guardian and on Inside Out West, The One Show, Channel 4 News and Sky News will give them the miracle that they need to turn their fortunes around.
To find out more about Chandos House and support its final efforts to avoid closure, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chandoshouse.org and Local Giving page: localgiving.org/chandos-house-addiction-treatment-centre