Writer Will Self to host auction in aid of addiction rehab centre

February 23 2018

BISHOPSTON and Redland residents are being invited to a fundraiser and auction that will make a difference to the lives of men, here in Bristol.

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BISHOPSTON and Redland residents are being invited to a fundraiser and auction that will make a difference to the lives of men, here in Bristol. 

Chandos House in Redland, a residential treatment centre for addiction, is on a critical fundraising mission in order to continue saving the lives of men suffering from substance and alcohol addiction.

In support of this, the centre is organising a fundraising event on Wednesday 28 March at Boston Tea Party on Park Street, from 6:30 – 9:30pm. During the evening, writer Will Self (who has appeared on Have I Got News For You and Question Time) will be reading and discussing his writings, which relate to the subject of addiction and recovery. There will also be the opportunity to meet Will and get your hands on a signed copy of his most recent book for a donation, and former Chandos House residents will share their stories of how their time at Chandos changed their lives as well.

In addition, there will also be an auction which will include signed artworks from some of Bristol’s most cherished artists, such as Nick Park, Inkie and Alex Lucas and signed books from Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry and Eric Clapton, as well as some exciting luxury items too. 

All ticket sales and funds raised will go to Chandos House, which is Bristol’s last remaining rehab centre and offers men the opportunity for transformation, from the ravages of trauma and addiction to being able to lead healthy, full and connected lives. 

Chandos House art therapist Kate Guscott said: “How we treat our most vulnerable members of society is a reflection on ourselves. Men who are left homeless, demonized, incarcerated and destitute only have drugs and alcohol to turn to. 

“By helping these individuals, we help ourselves.  No man is an island. Let’s come together and support people at their most needy moment, and in turn transform their lives, our communities and, the very fabric of our society.” 

Will Self commented: “I am very much looking forward to being a part of this creative and inclusive fundraising event for Chandos House and supporting such a progressive approach to treatment for addiction.”

Tickets for the event are by donation from £10 - £500 and are available to purchase on Eventbrite: https://willselfchandos.eventbrite.co.uk. To support Chandos House’s fundraising campaign, visit: https://localgiving.org/charity/chandos-house-addiction-treatment-centre/