The Red Door Project on the Dublin Road provides support and advocacy for individuals at all stages of addiction.
The Drogheda Cares at Christmas campaign has announced the local and overseas projects it will be supporting in this year’s campaign – The Red Door project in Drogheda and the Shalom Community in Kampala, Uganda.
Red Door Project: Established in 2010, its mission is to provide confidential assistance and services to individuals, families and the wider community affected by drug and alcohol use. The project provides support and advocacy for individuals at all stages of addiction. This includes a special rehabilitative Community Employment programme, one to one counselling, life skills and personal development courses.
Shalom Community, Kampala, Uganda: This Christian community, founded in 2012, caters for people with special needs in Kampala and other parts of Uganda. In 2013 Drogheda Cares supported the start of work on a community house and workshop 15 miles outside Kampala. Money raised this year will go towards completing the house. Andrew Kieran from Bettystown has worked with this community in Uganda.
A major part of the campaign is to raise funds and awareness in secondary schools through sponsorship and for many years pupils were asked to fast for a period. Last year switching off social media was added as a second option.
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“We are asking participants to switch off or fast for 24 hours for any period during December up to Christmas Eve. For under 15’s the switch off time will be just 12 hours,” said Drogheda Cares organiser Phil Conyngham.
Another fund-raiser will be a table quiz in the Black Bull on Thursday 30th November at 8.30pm.