Addiction can happen to anyone

For a while, I’ve been meaning to share this video Laurence made. It pictures a young woman working in a office. She looks like she has everything going for her. Gradually, she loses her lustre and we get glimpses of the signs of drug abuse etching themselves over her body and face. Eventually she appears to lose everything. We’re given a rewind, followed by a call for us, as viewers, to take action.

The video raising awareness for local Bristol charity St Vincent’s which supports people in rebuilding their lives, providing addiction recovery and housing support for people who would otherwise be homeless or in prison. Their “vision is to empower vulnerable people to create independent, sustainable lives.”

This is a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to giving. We think about how we can give our time, as Laurence and the crew (our friend Mike made the soundtrack) did in making this video. Many of us reassess our ongoing charitable donations or consider a one-off gift. If you’d like to give to St Vincent’s, hop over to their Just Giving page or share this video.