On 26 July, 2018, the government released statistics on drug misuse in England and Wales, with the 16 to 24 year demographic exposing troubling numbers.
The report reveals that the use of Class A drugs has seen an increase of 2.2%—from 6.2% to 8.4%—since 2011/12 in this demographic.
For those who are unsure, Class A drugs include:
- Cocaine (crack)
- Cocaine (powder)
- Magic mushrooms
Stories abound of drug addicts who demolish their lives and the lives of loved ones and strangers in their quest to satisfy a lust that was not designed to be gratified.
The Ley Community
And that is why places like The Ley Community Residential recovery programme is a God-send.
It’s within The Ley Community where those whose lives have been destroyed by drug abuse, find a chance to pick themselves up and face the world.
One ex-addict who found hope at The Ley Community had this to say: “I owe the Ley my life, it was one of the hardest things I have ever done, I fill [sic] never forget my time there or the special people I met, sadly some are no longer with us but they too will never be forgotten.”
And that’s just one of many stories about the life-saving change The Ley makes.
Where The Ley Community helps people aged 18 to 65, Swinton Lock is aimed primarily at helping children aged six to 16.
Swinton Lock was created in 2004 to serve the communities of Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Dearne Valley, with a focus on children who don’t have access to opportunities due to disability or social and economic disadvantage.
Both of these organisations offer an invaluable service to their communities.
The Ley doesn’t only provide a safe haven for drug addicts and Swinton Lock doesn’t only take care of disabled and disadvantaged children.
They both provide a place of safety for victims of abuse.
But these organisations run on more than love.
They rely on the help of kind, patriotic individuals who think beyond their own stomachs and pockets.
Jon Wedger is such an individual.
Jon is a retired police detective with more than 25 years service investigating child abuse.
He was threatened and bullied out of his job for exposing a high-level cover-up of child prostitution.
Over the last eight years he has worked tirelessly with anti-child abuse campaigner Bill Maloney to raise awareness of the true extent of the scale of this crime.
Jon’s battle is a two-edged sword. One edge cuts into child abuse and prostitution, providing protection for those too young to look after themselves, while the other edge protects whistleblowers from being persecuted by perpetrators of these horrendous crimes.
Jon is a true patriot and hero. His selfless work paves the way for others like him who want to protect and serve their communities.
Are you a selfish patriot?
And now, Jon is undertaking a venture to raise funds for both The Ley Community and Swinton Lock.
And with your investment in Jon’s mission, you help the victims of abuse receive the care and protection that eludes so many of them.
You become the silver lining around a black cloud.
So show your patriotism by supporting Jon Wedger, The Ley Community, Swinton Lock and the victims of abuse.
Click here to visit his GoFundMe page and help him help these two havens of safety keep doing the wonderful work they’re doing.
And always remember, it could have been you in need of help.