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Cathedral service to remember lives lost to addiction

Lives lost through drugs or alcohol addiction will be remembered at a service at Norwich Cathedral on September 17, supported by The Matthew Project ...

Lives lost through drugs or alcohol addiction will be remembered at a service at Norwich Cathedral on September 17, supported by The Matthew Project, reports Network Norwich and Norfolk.

 

Every year more than 300 people die as a result of drugs and alcohol in Norfolk. Some 1,700 people die in this way in the eastern region. When this happens people can find it hard to say goodbye properly, due to shock, stigma and confusion. For some people it is a tragedy that is hard to share and difficult to bear.
 
This is the eighth year for the service of remembrance held at Norwich Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm. Each year more than 150 people have turned up to remember their loved ones and commemorate their lives.  
 
The service in the Cathedral offers an opportunity for families and friends to come together to share their grief, to give thanks for the lives of their loved ones, however damaged they may have been, and to experience a sense of fellowship and acceptance. All are welcome to attend this service.
 
Norwich-based charity Matthew Project is supporting this event. Paul Martin, Chief Executive Officer said: "Whilst living with or supporting someone with a drug or alcohol problem can be difficult, this service is an opportunity to also remember the good in those who have died and that every individual is unique and special."
 
For more information please call 01603 626123 or visit www.matthewproject.org

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