Alcohol Awareness Week: 13th - 18th November

Published: Tuesday, 7th November 2017

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Kettering Borough Council has joined forces with local organisations to organise a range of activities to promote Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs from 13th – 18th November. 

Kettering Borough Council, Hope UK and Alcoholics Anonymous will be offering help and support to the public in the Newlands Centre on 14th and 16th November from 10am -1pm. We will be sharing facts, challenges, advice and information about alcohol as well as offering free tasters of alcohol-free drinks.

The public are also invited to join us for a health walk on 15th November, starting outside the Corn Market Hall at 12.30pm (lasting 30-60 minutes) and finishing with some alcohol-free drinks and a wealth of information and advice. 

During the week, the organisations we will be raising awareness about the harm caused by drinking alcohol on a daily basis, with the events supported by The Co-Operative who have provided essential funding.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 
"If you are concerned about your drinking, or that of a family member or friend, please take this opportunity to find out about the help and support which is available from organisations in Kettering."

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community & Leisure, said:
“Alcohol misuse has a real impact on the lives of all those suffering as well as their friends and family. We want those who may be suffering this Christmas to know that they are not alone, and there are many support services available in Kettering.”