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Daventry charity gets essential £10k funding boost.

Andy Nixon from Time2Talk with Katie Jones from DDH and Deborah Jewell from Daventry Town Council

Andy Nixon from Time2Talk with Katie Jones from DDH and Deborah Jewell from Daventry Town Council

A Daventry charity has said a donation of nearly £10,000 has helped secured its future.

Time2Talk has received the money from Daventry Town Council and Daventry and District Housing (DDH).

It will help fund the charity’s work offering support to young people dealing with issues such as drugs, alcohol, sexual health and eating disorders,

The housing provider’s investment was donated via the Daventry District Community Chest combined with grant monies from Daventry Town Council’s community grant fund.

Andy Nixon, manager of Time2Talk, said: “This funding has come at the perfect time for the charity as it ensures we will be able to continue offering our services within the Daventry district.

“It quite literally means that we’ll be able to keep our doors open and continue providing advice and support to local young people.

“We operate six days a week and remain very busy. As well as self-referrals, we get a lot of referrals from GPs and one of the biggest issues for the young people we see is mental health.”

As a result of the donation, he was quick to praise both DDH and Daventry Town Council.

Mr Nixon added: “We are extremely grateful for the investment from both DDH and Daventry Town Council.

“At a time when funding for charities and organisations like ours is often hard to come by, this investment has allowed us to consolidate and plan for the future.”

Through Time2Talk young people are also able to access free condoms, pregnancy testing and chlamydia screening, as well as referrals to the local Daventry GUMclinic.

 

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