Burma, Beards and Bike Rides

A father’s campaign to help people effected by substance misuse leads him to Asia  “I’m a Devon lad, with Irish parents, Scottish roots and a bit of a thing for Big Macs. How on earth did I let myself be talked into travelling to Burma and cycling through jungles and mountains?!” Last Sunday, surrounded by his friends and family, Malcolm Mccready watched as a year’s worth of beard growth fell to the floor. It is a happy, intimate moment, as his brother-in-law and cycling buddy Colin, gives him a close shave. But this is more than just a routine...Burma, Beards and Bike Rides

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Time to Flourish

My Name is Paul, for more years than I care to remember I had been using alcohol to soothe my tormented soul Once upon a time there was a rag tag bunch of misfits, people who had made a habit of taking the wrong turn in life. Once their bodies and minds had had enough torture through their owners unwise decisions a moment of clarity befell them, “I have had enough” they all said “I’m going to change my ways”. Wise people from the big house surrounded by Buddleia agonised “how shall we help them”? “I know” said someone...Time to Flourish

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Burma beckons in epic charity fundraiser

“It doesn’t have to end like it did for us” Malcolm McCready When Malcolm McCready learned about the death of his son from a drugs overdose he was paralysed by grief. But just over a year later and on what would have been his son Nathon’s birthday, he is battling his demons, pounding his heart and leg muscles and setting himself  the challenge of a lifetime – a 10 day cycle rude through the jungles and mountains of Burma. On May 13th 2018 Malcolm McCready’s world fell apart. He had a call from his daughter with news that no parent...Burma beckons in epic charity fundraiser

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27,000 Reasons for Nathon

In my own words… Malcolm McCready talks about his son Nathon and how his family tried to support him through his addictions “Then the anger would come, blaming myself, feeling useless and thinking what else could I have done – I don’t know, my heart and body aches.” Malcolm McCready Tell us a bit about you Hi, my name is Malcolm McCready and I’m 49 years old. I’m a plasterer by trade and also do any general building work. I’m married to Sally who I’ve been married to for 4 years, but together for 12 years. I have two...27,000 Reasons for Nathon

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Special news announcement from EDP Drug & Alcohol Services

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services has recently announced that its Chief Executive of eleven years, Lucie Hartley, is to stand down. The range and scope of the services and projects on offer means that it is now one of the largest charities in the South West of England. In response to the news Ian MacQueen, Chair of Trustees said; “EDP is greatly respected in the field of substance misuse and its reputation continues to thrive thanks to the focus, vision and value centred approach that Lucie brought to her leadership. She always put people at the heart of her decisions and...Special news announcement from EDP Drug & Alcohol Services

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What a Day!

A tale of fundraising, family and fresh air by Lucie Hartley – CEO of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services I was counting my blessings this Saturday (February 2nd).  Aside from the 5.30am start, it was a stunning day, I spent the day in a beautiful location in South Devon and my son (Liam) and 3 colleagues (Nathan, Marcus and Graham) were doing a sponsored run for EDP. I’d never heard of the South Devon marathon before.  According to the website it’s a ‘cult classic’ and the first of the Coastal Trails.  It’s described as ‘simultaneously picturesque and punishing’.  Seems...What a Day!

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IMPORTANT: Dorset weather update

All Reach Drug & Alcohol Services in Dorset are operating normally except in the North of the county. For all services in the North, contingency plans have successfully been activated and all clients have been contacted by phone to make individual arrangements. If there are any concerns for those effected by the weather please call 07714679371 Please be aware Travel Dorset provides the latest Dorset travel advice including gritter routes and road closures.IMPORTANT: Dorset weather update

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Annual General Meeting

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services, incorporated and registered in England and Wales (company number 2145656). Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at Westbank Healthy Living and Community Care Centre, Farm House Rise, Exminster, EX6 8AT at 14:00 on Thursday, 29 November 2018 for the transaction of the following business: As ordinary business to consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions as ordinary resolutions: Ordinary Business 1. To re-appoint the Auditors, Bishop Fleming and to authorise the Board to fix their remuneration. 2. To re-elect the following members...Annual General Meeting

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