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GREAT FEEDBACK: Future anti-drug and knife events planned after positive evening in Kings Langley  

 Published on: 29th November 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

An information evening for parents was such a great success that plans for future events are underway after fantastic feedback from everyone who attended. 

The evening allowed parents to ask questions to experts about knife crime, drugs, peer pressure, mental health and advice on how to identify warning signs.

The community event was hosted at 2 Brews at The Orbital Fasteners Stadium in cooperation with Druglink, Billy’s Wish, Kings Langley Matters and Kings Langley FC. 

Emma Kingham, marketing and fundraising officer at Druglink, said the event was helpful and positive. 

She said: “It was great. Around 25 people turned up and everyone was passionate about finding out what can affect young people and how parents can help. 

“Everyone was really happy with the event and found it very informative. We are now trying to get funding to build a Hertfordshire wide scheme where we can hold these events at as many local schools as possible.”

Many of the issues that were talked about were linked said Emma who said it was great to advise and help so many people’s personal situations. 

Alongside parents who turned up was a headteacher at a local school who was so impressed with what they saw, they want Billy’s Wish and Druglink to hold a talk at their school. 

Emma added: “People that came along agreed that talks should be held in primary schools and secondary schools and we (Druglink and Billy’s Wish) would love to do this again, our work is so linked, and it really works together.

“We would like to thank Kings Langley Football Club for providing us the space for the venue for free. It is great to see local sports clubs taking such an interest in the community.”

For more information or advice about drugs, knife crime or parental advice, visit druglink.co.uk or billyswish.org.uk 

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