Kenward Trust, a charity which supports those affected by addiction, homelessness and crime based in Kent, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Easter, best known for his roles in Family Affairs, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and The Bill, as a patron for the charity.
David himself has been affected by addiction and received treatment at Kenward Trust’s residential rehabilitation centre earlier this year. When asked about what the position meant to him, David responded:
‘This is the most incredible honour for me, thank you for giving me this opportunity. I am an ex-resident of the Kenward Trust, I was here for three months and it is the most incredible place to help people with addiction’.
David is also currently receiving support from the trust’s Move On project, which due to a significant increase in demand, the charity is looking at expanding. The Move On project provides longer term support to those who have been through residential treatment to more permanent accommodation, alongside signposting their residents to voluntary or paid work and encouraging further healthy behaviour that aligns with retaining their recovery.
Penny Williams, CEO of Kenward Trust stated: ‘We are so pleased that David agreed to support us at Kenward Trust to help the work that we do. Funding for addiction treatment centres has been steadily declining since 2013/14 and with the additional pressures caused by the coronavirus, this has been a challenging year for the trust. Therefore we are delighted to have David’s support in making as many people aware of our services and how they can get involved as possible.’
To find out more about Kenward Trust or to donate visit their website kenwardtrust.org.uk
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