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THE MONTH September 2017

Unlocking people... releasing potential

Summer Update

The problems in society that Gilead addresses are not going away...

26 years 70% For

August/September 2017

Staff and clients outside Grace Lodge, Gilead

Gilead has helped hundreds of people get free from addictions and establish new lives. The

demand for our services remains high; lack of funds is the main obstacle to delivering them.

of people who are restored during their time at Gilead maintain healthy, stable lifestyles after they leave us. These are just a few of the comments made by people who found freedom

The benefits of Gilead’s work

through Gilead’s work:

As well as helping people break free from addiction, we provide accommodation and skills training, basic accredited courses in literacy and numeracy, catering, administration, farm work and horticulture, and support for their restoration process. Additional benefits from our work include helping people stay out of the Criminal Justice System, and lessening their dependency upon Health Services. In England in 2014/15, there were 8,149 hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of drug related mental health and behavioural disorders; and 295,224 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol services. (Statistics on drug misuse England 2016, Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)). Between a third and a half of new receptions to prison are estimated to be problem drug users (equivalent to between 45,000 and 65,000 prisoners in England and Wales). Drug-related crime costs an estimated £13.5 billion in England and Wales alone. (‘Reducing Drug Use, Reducing Reoffending’ UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC))

“The work therapy and training helped to stabilise and train me for life outside Gilead. I never thought I would be happy living a ‘normal’ life, but I am.” – Pam “It feels as though I’ve woken up from a living nightmare. I have been given the tools to recognise and change the compulsive behaviours that have caused so much pain to myself and those around me.” – Steve “I am not the same person I was. I see my Mum nearly every day, and my family is being restored. I got married in 2012, and we’ve recently been approved as foster parents. Gilead is why I am here today.” – Mark “Gilead made me feel safe. They believed in me, and gave me the hope to believe in myself.” - Carolyne (now a qualified Psychotherapist, working with ex-offenders)

Our Twelve12 Partners are vital to the ongoing success of this ministry – please consider signing up yourself or passing this on to someone else – you could change a life, for good. YES! I WANT TO BE A TWELVE12 PARTNER! Title:

First Name:

Surname:

* Model used to preserve anonymity

Address:

Twelve pounds, for 12 months, to change a life for good...

Postcode: Organisation/Company (if applicable):

By donating £12 a month for 12 months, you can support Jonny*, or someone just like him, as they make their difficult 12 month transition into a restored life, at Gilead.

Telephone: Email:

We would also value your prayers for everyone at Gilead, so as a Twelve12 partner we can email you monthly prayer updates too.

Name: Name of Bank: Bank address:

To join in our Twelve12 campaign and help restore someone’s life for good, please fill out the partner form and send it to us via the address below. We’ll send you a ‘loyalty card’ with the name of the person you will be supporting at the start, and you can mark off the 12 months as you go (a handy reminder if you become a prayer partner!)

Postcode: Account No: Sort Code: Instruction to your bank: Please deduct £12 or £ (amount of your choice) from my account on (dd/mm/yy): / / Then monthly until [dd/mm/yy] / / (12 months) Pay this sum to Gilead Foundations Account No: 05651441 Sort Code: 54-21-14 Nat West Bank, 40 Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1EY Signed

Date

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Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the box below: I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Gilead Foundations I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify the charity if you: want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Please return this form to Gilead Foundations, Risdon Farm, Jacobstowe, Okehampton, EX20 3AJ Tel: 01837 851240 Fax: 01837 851520 Email: admin@gilead.org.uk www.gilead.org.uk Registered in England No: 2608644 Limited by Guarantee Registered Charity No: 1002909

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