Charity’s work on drug use wins award

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A charity based in the Capital has won a prestigious award for its work on drug use.

Crew 2000 has picked up the GlaxoSmithKline Gold Champions IMPACT Award, which brings £35,000 of funding and a five-day staff training programme from The King’s Fund.

The organisation, based in Cockburn Street, provides information about drugs, helping people who want to manage or reduce their drug use. It also runs an online service, called www.oasisonline.co.uk, where people can keep track of their substance use, assess it, and chat in forums. It also runs a phone app with information on tackling addiction.

John Arthur, the charity’s national director, said: “Crew are delighted to win this prestigious award and feel that not only does it recognise the hard work by our volunteers and staff, but also vindicates the trust of our funders and supporters who make much of what we do possible.”