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Chelmsley Wood charity Welcome handed funds for counselling service from Children In Need

Sarah Mason 20th Jul, 2017

A CHARITY which supports those with drug and alcohol issues has been handed £30,000 from Children In Need.

Welcome, based in Chelmsley Wood, has been awarded a three-year fund to provide counselling for children and young people who are, or are at risk of becoming, drug or alcohol dependent.

Through the counselling support services the young people will be supported to develop coping strategies away from drug use and improve their mental health whilst raising their aspirations for the future.

David Wootten, Development Officer at Welcome said of the funding award: “We are so grateful to BBC Children in Need for their support. Through the counselling programme we will be able to positively impact the lives of incredibly vulnerable children and young people, and support them to reach their full potential.”

This is the second set of funding Welcome has been handed from the charity who’s mascots are Pudsey and Blush bear.

Speaking of the new grants, Melinda Connelly, BBC Children in Need Regional Head of the Central Region said: “Projects like Welcome really will go on to change young lives in the area.

“Grants like this simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible fundraisers, so thank you to everyone who have made this possible.”

BBC Children in Need relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time, money and energy to help raise millions for the charity.

Whether raised by baking cakes, going on rambles, putting on quizzes or taking part in dress up days, all the money raised helps make a difference.

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