Angelus Mudrun – Fundraising Event – 22 March

Fundraising for The Angelus Foundation
 
Douglas Fairchild (Intern) is fundraising by taking the trenches challenge and running 5k through the mud and over obstacles Sunday 22 March 2015.

Douglas is fundraising for The Angelus Foundation a charity which works to safeguard children and young adults by raising awareness of the dangers of ‘Legal Highs’. These are chemicals which have resulted in the death and long term illness of many children and young adults in the UK and throughout Europe.

Many use the substances with the misconception that because they are legal they must be safe; unfortunately this is not the case. The reason ‘Legal Highs’ are legal is due to manufacturers slight alteration of chemical compound of existing illegal substances and creating new substances which do not fall under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.

The Angelus Foundation lobbies to change UK legislation in order to ban Legal Highs across the whole of the country. To find out more about the charity’s work visit the websites bellow:
http://www.angelusfoundation.org.uk

He is fundraising through Just Giving and any sponsorship will be appreciated. Please follow the link to the fundraising page and find out more: https://www.justgiving.com/Doug-Fairchild1

ITV Report – More Dangerous than Legal Drugs – Wales – 18 March

Click the link here to watch ITV report on Welsh Government findings around legal substances.

“I would say in my personal opinion yes they are as much of a concern and in fact we need to be even more worried because we don’t know what’s in the drugs, we don’t know what’s in each packet that comes along, we don’t know the strength of it, we don’t know the chemicals in there and we don’t know the lasting effects and the danger that’s being done.”

– YAINA SAMUELS, DIRECTOR OF NU HI TRAINING.