The Matthew Project worked with a group of young people to develop a short film and educational resource for professionals/adults working with young people and families affected by someone else's substance misuse.
"In a month's time I am doing a tandem skydive. As the days get nearer, excitement and nervousness grow. I don't like heights, but I imagine I won't have much time to be scared as we jump into the sky."
The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Rev Graham James has written an Easter message for the Eastern Daily Press talking about a tandem skydive he is set to complete for the Matthew Project and how it will be a real leap of faith for him.
The Business Wealth Club has generously given the Matthew Project a year's free membership of the newly established Norwich club which enables us to network with local business owners, learn through reading and discussions on the 'book of the month' and attend workshops to look at how we can improve our business processes such as marketing, website development and social media. Thank you to Richard Moore and team for your support!
Thanks to Mills and Reeve for their support over the years including fundraising events and more recently for offering us a meeting room free of charge for our Trustee meetings. We are so grateful for a space we can fit into and we thank you for your generosity and hospitality in providing such a great room!
Thanks to Debbie Evans, Director at NW Brown, and her team for sponsoring the first Recovery Football Tournament in June 2012 which was so successful it will now be an annual event! NW Brown provided the Winners' Shield, along with medals for all participants and chocolates for all teams. She said "we are delighted to be supporting the Matthew Project by sponsoring this year's tournament and look forward to doing so for the foreseeable future".
The John Jarrold Trust have made a generous donation of £500 which will enable the work of the Matthew Project to continue across Norfolk and Suffolk - thank you so much for your ongoing support. Local organisations and charitable trusts supporting local charities - this is the Big Society in action!
Thanks to their beautiful gift wrapping, manager Leela and her wonderful team at Neals Yard in the Norwich Lanes and their customers raised £189.34 in the run up to Christmas for the Voicebox campaign.
Blackfriars Rotary have made us their main charity of the year and have given us in support in a variety of ways, including a quiz night and a fashion show, raising nearly £2500 for the Matthew Project so far. Many thanks to them for their tireless efforts in fundraising, and for the practical support of their members who are so generous with their time, money and resources.
Thanks to Gary Foreman from Peril Solutions for undertaking the carpet cleaning when we moved out of our offices at OPEN in Norwich and into new premises - you saved us £3500 in replacing the carpet tiles and did a fantastic job!