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Talk About Alcohol talks for parents and carers

We can now support parents and carers with talks in schools, youth and sports clubs across the North of England, Scotland and the Midlands, the South and South West – please do let your school or club know and put us in touch, or ask them to contact us! It’s a very relaxed and supportive chat through what to expect of teenagers, how to keep communicating, how to manage teen pressure and teenage parties. Kathryn looks after the North via kathyrn@alcoholeducationtrust.org. Karen the Midlands, South and West via karen@alcoholeducationtrust.org and Brian in Scotland via brian@alcoholeducationtrust.org – you can find out a lot online too around the law, units and guidelines, drink spiking and more via... read more

Café Office and community space for youth charity on The Great Field, Poundbury

We’re thrilled to announce that The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) will be building a community space, café and office on the Great Field at Poundbury in 2019. For the last ten years, the AET have operated out of a garden garage in Frampton. This has been excellent in that overheads have been tiny, enabling the AET to spend very high proportions of every penny raised on its work across the UK. Over the last decade, the AET has supported over 1000 schools, youth and sports clubs and ½ million children EACH year with its training, resources and regionally based experts free of charge – at a cost of under 50p a child. 2019 is the 10th Anniversary of the Alcohol Education Trust and the charity has been given the wonderful opportunity to build a café, community/training space and office in a park setting in an area with 33% social housing. It is the second most deprived area in West Dorset, yet few would guess that this was Poundbury. At present there is no youth provision on Poundbury and the AET will be providing an important community space with a priority for youth in a parkland setting. Older teenagers will be attracted to the park through the provision by The Duchy of Cornwall of a Parkour area for free running, there is also a football and cricket pitch. The AET will be providing public loos for those using the park and, to ensure that the building is revenue-generating for the charity, a café forms part of the cricket style pavilion building. The café will be family orientated and will offer... read more

New information leaflet summarising AET background, impact and future goals

We have recently produced a leaflet to give background information on the Alcohol Education and the work we carry out. The leaflet gives information on who we are, what we do and why we are needed as well as illustrating our approach to reducing alcohol-related harm, the impact and reach of our work and our goals going... read more

AET selected for potential funding from the Aviva Community Fund – do please vote for us!

We are delighted to have been selected by the Aviva Community Fund for potential funding. The Aviva Community Fund aims to make a positive difference in  local communities and members of the public are invited to vote for projects that will make a difference in their community The charities receiving the most votes are entered into the finals and become eligible for funding to support a project. We would be so grateful if you could support our project by registering and voting for us  via  https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1430 the site is expected to be very busy, so please don’t give up if it says try later as we do need your votes please! The voting is open between 24 October and 21st November and, once you have registered, you will be given 10 votes to spread around or use to support one project.... read more

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