The mother of three opened up about the exciting news in a statement. She said: “I am delighted that The Forward Trust and Action on Addiction have taken this bold step to join forces and help more people, families and children to overcome addiction. I have had the privilege of being Patron of Action on Addiction for nine years, and have seen the work of The Forward Trust at HMP Send on several occasions.”
“I am continually struck by the passion, expertise and commitment of the staff and volunteers, and indeed it was the conversations I had with individuals and families affected by addiction that have been a major driving force in my ongoing work on early childhood. With the link between early childhood trauma and addiction later in life becoming more widely understood, it is more important than ever that we focus on these issues so that we can create a happier, healthier, more nurturing society.”
Per the foundation website, these combined charities will continue challenging the misunderstanding and prejudice that surrounds addiction and keeps people from getting help. The organization is also set to launch a Recovery Fund targeting over nine million dollars of additional funds to help respond to the growing demand for addiction treatment.
Congrats on the new role, Kate.
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