Christmas craft fair supports Stevenage addiction rehab centre
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A Christmas craft fair held to raise funds for an addiction rehabilitation centre “went brilliantly” at the weekend.
The event on Saturday at St Peter’s Church on Broadwater Crescent, Stevenage, has raised £487.28 for The Living Room, which will be matched by Barclays bank.
The Living Room is a non-residential rehabilitation centre, at The Glebe on Chells Way in Stevenage, for people with addictions to anything from alcohol and drugs to gambling and sex.
It was established 15 years ago by Janis Feely MBE, who has been free from her addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs for 29 years.
A spokesman for The Living Room said: “The craft fair went brilliantly. We had lots of stalls, including glitter glasses, hand-painted Santa plates and hand-knitted baby things. There was also Santa’s grotto, face-painting and ‘guess the name of the teddy’.
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“The money raised will go towards carrying on our work.”
As well as counselling, The Living Room helps clients through creative writing, art therapy, drama groups and even equine therapy.
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