Weʼre raising £10,000 to to provide addiction recovery and mental health support free of charge. And to expand the free workshops and support groups to other areas.
- Sidcup, UK
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A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who helped us raise the first £5000 to apply for charity status. Our application was submitted on Saturday 26th May 2018 - the fourth anniversary of the day I lost my twin brother Rob Hill. This charity and the work it will do is dedicated to Rob. And my life's mission now is to help people beat addiction and get back their lives and to prevent families suffering the terrible tragedy we did.
The focus of the work is addiction recovery. Addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sugar and addiction to activities such as over-spending, gambling, over-eating and more. What I teach also helps people with anxiety, stress and depression.
The Rob Hill Foundation will provide addiction recovery services to people most in need. I have run a free weekly drop-in addiction workshop and support group in Sidcup since April 2016, and given people my one-to-one support most of the time without charge for the first two years. I have printed and distributed thousands of copies of my 7 Day Beat Addiction booklet free of charge.
All the work was funded by me. However, in order to expand and be able to continue to offer some services for free or on a not for profit basis to those really in need, people on low incomes and benefits, homeless people and the young and vulnerable ... I am setting up this charity to support the work.
The model of recovery I teach has helped hundreds of people get their lives back, free from addiction. But I need to reach many more and this funding will allow me to do that.
The plan is to expand the Sidcup workshop to accommodate the growing number of people who have started coming. And then reach out with workshops in other areas. This will involve hiring premises to hold the workshops and training other people to deliver the workshops and my addiction recovery model.
The workshop and support group welcomes people with ALL types of addictions, as well as those with compulsive behaviours, phobias and other mental health issues - nobody is left out and nobody is turned away.
We've helped people beat addiction to the hardest drugs, to alcohol and to nicotine as well as helping people deal with anxiety and stress, and to eat better, lose weight, conquer phobias such as flying or using lifts and generally empower people to have a better quality of life.
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO!
I want to run an awareness campaign on the dangers of smoking weed. Weed is a massive issue for youngsters as it is considered a safer option. Nothing could be further from the truth. Children and young people in particular need to understand what they're risking and what the true symptoms are to help them make an informed decision when tempted to try anything out to look 'cool'. Prevention is better than cure. School children as young as 10 have received my anti drugs sessions well - therefore there is hope that the message can sink in early.
There is so much to do and so few of us doing it at the moment. I would love to be able to expand my team in order to help more people and in different ways.
I need your support to do this. Please give what you can. It doesn't matter how much - it is all going to be well used to support people to escape addiction. And please share this as much as you can to friends and family.
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