Members of our Rotary club have been invited to attend a virtual conference that they are part sponsoring. Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club recently agreed to a £500 donation to the Share Shrewsbury charity conference ‘Alcohol – Sharing the Truth’ on May 19 and 20.
The event, which was originally scheduled for last November, had to be postponed and is now happening this month. Rotarians interested in attending the virtual conference – as well as other members of the public – can follow instructions on the link https://shareshrewsbury.org.uk/conference/
The conference is the brainchild of former Shrewsbury mayor Jane Mackenzie who lost her daughter Amy, 29, to alcohol addiction. Over the two days the conference will hear about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment of alcohol dependence.
World-class speakers will share best practice in recovery and talk about how families can be central to this. Said Jane: “We’ll explore the ways in which stigma negatively affects recovery and highlight why we need change the way we think about addictive behaviour as well as addressing both the physical and mental issues of sufferers from the start.”
Tickets for the virtual conference can be purchased via the charity’s website shareshrewsbury.org.uk/conference/product
Jane added: “The charity regards this message as so important that we’re throwing it open for everyone to attend for free. People can also register for this event on eventbrite by following the link https://bit.ly/3rKOoVp”.