Substance Matters

Dear Trustees at the James Beattie Charitable Trust

We at Substance Matters would like to thank you all very much for the very kind donation of £2,000 to our organisation, your ongoing support is much appreciated by all the volunteers and the many clients who attend our service.The clients that visit our service are mainly over 35 years of age and the eldest are actually in their 70s, they are isolated and have very little if no family contact, so having a warm, friendly environment to visit is vital to their wellbeing. The winter months and the Christmas period can be a very lonely time for these very vulnerable people, so it is so important to make them feel wanted, cared for and to help give them something of a Homely experience at this time of year. We at the drop in centre all want for our clients to have at least one day that resembles what we consider to be a normal family Christmas lunch, with all the tables decorated and everyone receiving a gift, that includes practical items and some treats. James Beattie has helped us to do this over the last 4 years and for this we are extremely grateful.

I hope some of this is suitable for you to use in your publicity, if you would like any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Also below you have a picture of me and some volunteers and some of the clients, I hope this is suitable. If you would like some photos from the Christmas lunch I would be happy to send them on to you after the event.

Again thank you so very much for your ongoing support, this helps so many of our clients and enables us to give them the right assistance at this time of year.

Sue Chrestan

Tel: 07957 815876