Could you help us to support young people make drug -free choices by signing up for the COFFREE Conqueror Challenge?
- Since 2017, at least 14 young people have died after taking drugs at festivals in England
- In 2020, more than 13,000 16–24-year-olds were admitted for drug-related mental health and behavioural disorders
These numbers are alarming and are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other ways in which young people are being affected by the use of drugs every day, including being drawn into county lines.
Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide young people with vital drug education and equip them with the necessary life skills such as independent decision-making and peer resistance so that they can make informed decisions about drugs.
How does it work?
Participants get sponsored to go COFFREE - giving up coffee (or tea, or caffeine) - for the whole of October, or by choosing to donate their savings from not buying coffee for a month.
You can sign up by clicking on the link to receive your fundraising pack: www.hopeuk.org/coffree
How will your support make a difference?
- £5 is the cost of reaching a young person with drug education
- £10 will pay for a set of drug samples (not real drugs) for us to use with adults
- £25 will pay for a handbook with over 100 activities for our volunteers to use when planning for drug workshops
About Hope UK
Hope UK equips young people to make drug-free choices, working with groups and individuals in formal and informal settings to develop the knowledge and skills they need to live healthy lives. We provide interactive, age-appropriate sessions about drugs which are designed to enable children and young people to realise their potential. Sessions include activities to help them to develop life skills that build confidence, enhance peer resistance and develop transferable skills.
You can find out more about our work and current projects on the link: www.hopeuk.org