News from the Walk to Freedom
The Walk to Freedom launch is a great success !!
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On the 29th May 2012, the Walk to Freedom had their long awaited launch in the Grosvenor House, Enterprise Centre, Luton . The event was hosted by its founder and director Mark Clarke.
The event was honoured to have special guests the Mayor of Luton, Councillor Sydney Knight along with his wife and daughter; our other special guest from the local council were Counsellor Nassem Ayube.
In the community spirit of the event there were other guests from other community organisations such as pastors from the local churches and other drug and alcohol services. The director’s family and friends also made the journey from London and Barnet and the local area to share in this special event.
During the speeches of the launch the Mayor read out the life story of the founder and director, he also commented that even though he had never met the founder before he was impressed by the story of how he turned around his life from drug dependency to being where he is today.
The event was also covered by the Luton News and also recorded by Lady J from internet station Tropical FM.
In the main presentation of the launch there was a heartfelt tribute to founding director's mother Lynn Batten who is was the main benefactor of the Walk to Freedom. As Mark Clarke continued to present the aims of the walk to freedom, many commented that they not only saw something new for Luton but also it was presenters heart for the project at the centre of it all.
The whole launch turned out to be a fabulous day that saw new partnerships being made and "hands being shook" for a greater purpose in mind.
The Walk to Freedom wishes to thank everyone who attended the event. And as the director and founder said in his last words “there is a new kid on the block and its name is the Walk to Freedom”!
THE WALK TO FREEDOM SO FAR
Hello to all
Since the fantastic launch of the Walk to Freedom, things have begun to progress in a positive way.
We have now moved in to our office in central Luton where we conduct our one to one dependency support programme, which is now up to five clients.
One client is finally going into residential rehabilitation for their drug and alcohol dependency, and the other after having a history of alcohol dependency and abuse that went un noticed is now beginning to receive the well overdue help they need.
We also were asked to speak at a members seminar at one of the largest churches in Luton. It was attended by churches from Birmingham, Watford london and Luton about drug and alcohol awareness, the seminar was greatly received and the response was even greater to the possibilities of these churches using our services and having support from us.
Also since the launch the Walk to Freedom in now in talks with organiseations who attended the launch as well as others to piloting joint projects with each other.
As you can see the Walk to Freedom is begining to pick up a steady pace in this service, and its early days yet but we are begining to make a difference alongside the other services that are available.