Herts addiction therapy charity completes refurbishments thanks to Tesco funding

PUBLISHED: 16:14 12 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:14 12 August 2019

Living Room Hertfordshire have been able to re-decorate and furnish their counselling rooms. Picture: Beattie Group

Living Room Hertfordshire have been able to re-decorate and furnish their counselling rooms. Picture: Beattie Group

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A Herts-based charity has completed refurbishments to its addiction treatment centre, thanks to a Tesco grant of almost £4,000.

The Living Room has provided award-winning therapy to addicts since May 2000 - aiming to "break the generational cycle of addiction" with its centres in Stevenage, St Albans and Watford.

In November 2017, the charity was awarded £3,900 through Tesco's Bags of Help initative - a grant scheme launched by the supermarket giant in 2016 to fund community projects.

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Since then, The Living Room has used the money to redecorate their counselling rooms and purchase seating for all 484 of its members.

The charity's fundraising manager, Mike Wiseman, said: "Our group therapy sessions really are such an important part of the recovery process. Thanks to Tesco, we have been able to provide a soothing and comfortable environment for our members."

Keith Jackson, Tesco's Bags of Help manager, added: "It's wonderful to see this project come to life, showing first-hand how a Bags of Help grant can have a positive impact on local communities.

"The service that The Living Room provides for vulnerable members of the local community is hugely commendable, and we're proud to have played a small part in the great work it does in Stevenage and beyond."


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