Change Grow Live team up with Woodruffs this Christmas

A CHARITY has teamed up with a high street cafe in Stroud to offer cakes, cakes, freshly baked pastries and a warm welcome this Christmas. 

Change Grow Live in Stroud has teamed up with cafe Woodruff’s to offer cakes, freshly baked pastries and a warm welcome at their hub in Bath Road.

“We know that the Christmas and New Year season can be a particularly challenging time for those dealing with drug or alcohol issues,” said explains Stroud Team Leader, Lisa Demain.

“It’s important people know we are here to help and will have our doors open between Christmas and New Year,” explains Stroud team leader, Lisa Demain.

Jamie Shaw of Woodruff’s explains: “We are delighted to be supporting a charity in our community, particularly at a time when many people may need a warm space and friendly face.”

When Christmas brings excessive alcohol consumption all round it can be a challenging and potentially dangerous time for those in recovery.

Festive social pressures see some relapsing and returning to alcohol or illegal or prescription drugs.

Change Grow Live is a charity that offers free help and support to anyone wanting to change their relationships with drugs and alcohol.

You can refer yourself or go to your GP to be referred if you have any concerns.

“You don’t have to join a group or talk about your recovery, just pop in and say hello. As well as the delicious brownies you will find a warm space, friendly staff and phone charging facilities.” says Rose Ashley-Rogers of Change Grow Live.

The Christmas warm welcome dates will also be supported by the recently opened Starbucks Café on King Street who are kindly donating stock of their re-usable cups.

Anyone who needs any support over the Christmas period, or would like to call in and grab a cake, the Stroud hub of Change Grow Live will be open for the following times:

Friday 23 December 9.30am – 3pm

Wednesday 28 Dec – 9.30am – 5pm

Thursday 29 Dec – 9.30am- 5pm

Friday 30 December 9.30am – 3pm

Tuesday 3 Jan – 9.30am – 7pm

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