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Friday, 11 January 2008

Congratulations Bristol Drugs Project!

Congratulations to Bristol Drugs project - who hosted a reception last night, with a surprise twist. The morning of the event, they found out that they had been given a massive boost to funds from the department of health.

In the past, Bristol has had well under its share of funding, so when I talked to Maggie Telfer (above, left) who heads BDP, they were excited about the tremendous opportunities that will now be opened up to them.

But for me the most memorable part of the evening was hearing the account of ex-user, Mark, of how BDP had helped him. Hearing first hand what life coming off drugs is about made the funding figures ( on the big pink screen behind us) jump out and become real people, real lives. Thanks Mark, and well done, BDP.

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