Almost £2,700 was
raised by employees of the main Wilton companies and their suppliers through a
charity golf event in September.
And a slice of
the money will help provide turkey and all the trimmings plus other vital
support for a Teesside charity helping men with drug and alcohol dependency issues.
Project will be opening its doors on December 25th to several
hundred users of its services at the Rivers of Life Church in Stockton, ten
miles from the site.
International golfers donated the cash to Middlesbrough and Teesside
Philanthropic Foundation, who have helped the Moses Project for the last few
chairman of The Moses Project, said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at
Wilton. This money will go a long way towards helping people who are often
homeless, live in desperate, chaotic circumstances and who suffer all the
consequences that drug and alcohol dependency brings with it.”
running for four years, assists its clients by opening the church for hot meals
and support four days a week. Trained key workers also assist with one to one
support, assistance with housing and other benefits and the promotion of a more
positive lifestyle, holding a range of team and confidence building events and
activities aimed at re-engaging the addicts with society.
Project also works closely with national addiction support agencies including
CRI (crime reduction initiatives) and Lifeline, the NHS, the Police, Stockton
Council, local churches and charities.
around £50,000 a year to meet its running costs, the project is fortunate to
have supportive benefactors and has longer term ambitions to establish a
permanent base to help more people in the town beat their addictions and
rebuild their lives.
senior vice president of Sembcorp Utilities, one of the Wilton-based companies
that took part in the golf day, said: “Meeting Brian
and his superb team plus the guys who use the service was a truly humbling
experience. We wish the Moses Project all the best in the valuable work they
Philanthropic Foundation said the funds from the golf day will also help a
number of other Teesside good causes over the Christmas period.