An award winning local charity which supports people battling alcohol and substance addictions has secured vital funding from Derbyshire County Council following intervention from Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins.
Toby visited the Hope Springs Recovery Centre this week to thank the charity’s Chairman, Jim Savage, who was officially retiring from his role, for his hard work and dedication. Jim also thanked Toby for his intervention and the representations he made to Derbyshire County Council, which has resulted in the Council making a further £18k in funding available so that the Centre can continue with its vital work.
Toby said, “Jim has put his heart and soul in to the Hope Springs Recovery Centre, making a huge difference to local people in recovery. I am so pleased that my assistance has helped secure this funding and enables
Jim to retire knowing the Centre is in a better financial position.”
The Hope Springs Recovery Centre is run entirely by volunteers, providing a free brunch for service users on Mondays and Fridays, as well as a mixture of activities, group sessions and one-to-one support. There is a
cycling club, allotment project, photography group, meditation classes, relapse awareness sessions and many other activities designed to help with recovery.
Toby added, “Without people like Jim and his team of volunteers, these services just wouldn’t be possible. We should also pay tribute to the County Council, whose financial support is helping the Centre to survive and thrive.”