Thangam Debbonaire MP for Bristol West has announced that she will be raising money for BDP's Youth Groups when running the London Marathon on 28th April.

After receiving hundreds of fundraising suggestions, Debbonaire shortlisted three charity causes which were put to a public vote. We are pleased to hear that almost half of people voted for money to be raised for our youth groups, supporting children affected by their family members’ alcohol or drug use.

To help you stay up-to-date we've launched a new blog so you can see how the children in our Youth Groups react to Thangam's fundraising efforts and what they will be doing behind the scenes to support her. 

We are more than delighted that Bristol Drugs Project’s Youth Groups will benefit from Thangam’s London Marathon run.  Our groups support children and young people aged 5-16 whose mum, dad, brother or sister is experiencing problems with their alcohol or drug use. This is often a very lonely place to be.

We are particularly pleased that we’ve been chosen by the public. We will embrace this opportunity to raise the needs of these young people in our communities and reduce the additional stigma which being a parent with an alcohol or drug problem attracts, as we, or rather Thangam, heads to the finish line on 28thApril.

- Maggie Telfer, CEO

To support Thangam and children in Bristol affected by their family members' alcohol and drug use please visit her sponsorship page.

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