Addiction recovery charity blown away by Brewers’ donation

July 20th, 2023

A charity in Brighton and Hove that aims to help people to recover from addiction and rebuild their lives were beyond thrilled with the support given to them by their “fabulous” local Brewers store in New England Street.

Kennedy Street Recovery provides a hub in central Brighton offering a safe, sober space for people to learn about recovery from those who are in recovery themselves, take part in personal development workshops and get coaching to help them rebuild their lives. 

Branch Manager, Mark Carter, said: ‘We came to know about this charity from an email that was forwarded by our CEO, Simon Brewer. I made contact with their CEO, Clare Kennedy, who told us they needed some paint and materials to decorate their new recovery hub.'

When Clare came to collect the supplies, we ran everything through the till at zero cost and she was really blown away, as she was hoping to get a discount, but not expecting to pay nothing at all. She could not keep the tears of happiness back bless her!

Mark McTaggart, Operations Manager at the charity said: ‘The kind donation of paint from Brewers has helped us to decorate our hub and make it much more welcoming, so we can run sober social events and open our recovery cafe. The decorating was great fun, with all our volunteers helping out, and led by one volunteer who is launching his own decorating business. 

Thanks to Brewers for supporting our small, local charity that is changing lives in our community.’