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    Bridge Trainee Practitioner shares her past experience of addiction and motherhood

    8th September 2016 by Bridge

    Trainee Recovery Practitioner Lisa Batty has spoken exclusively to  the BBC about her past experience of motherhood in addiction. In her…

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    15th July 2016 by Bridge

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    CEO Comments On Decriminalisation Of Drug Use

    23rd June 2016 by Bridge

    Chief Executive Jon Royle comments on a recent report on the decriminalisation of drug use in the Telegraph and Argus.…

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    We would like to thank all of Alan’s friends, colleagues and especially his family who attended the gathering on Wednesday evening. Also to the many people who would like to have attended but were not able to, who sent so many positive thoughts and messages.
    It was very moving to hear all the beautiful memories of a special man, in particular those who spoke from the heart about how Alan had helped them overcome their own addiction problems..
    If ever there was a reminder of the special love and unity that exists within the Recovery Community it could be seen that night, as we came together to honour our fallen brother and support one another.
    Alan’s legacy to Bridge lives on within the people he has helped and inspired, who will never forget the role he played in their recovery.
    We will remember him as a warm and compassionate human being who touched the lives of many.
    Jon Royle, CEO

    How moving it was to be part of the Bridge community on Wednesday evening as we celebrated Alan's life with love, warmth, humour, tears and compassion. Alan was a very special person and the Bridge community is full of very special people. May we all take care of ourselves and each other.
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    A message to all Bridge Staff, Trustees, Service Users, Volunteers, Colleagues and Friends:

    Dear Friends,

    It is with great sadness that we came into work yesterday morning to learn the devastating news that our own Alan Rastall, friend, colleague, son, brother and loving father had passed away over the weekend.

    I have spoken to many of you and share your grief at the loss of a very special man.

    Alan was an exceptionally popular, much loved character who touched the lives of many in a positive way. Alan loved his work and in the time he was employed by us had helped many people to make positive steps forward in their recovery.

    I have been very moved by the way staff, volunteers and service users, have come together to support one another in our grief and the resolve you are all showing that the best way we can honour Alan is to continue our important mission to help people recover from addiction.

    Your professionalism, compassion, kindness and caring, humbles me and makes me proud to be part of the Bridge family.

    To honour and remember Alan we will be holding a gathering at 5.30pm, this Wednesday 14th September at Unity.

    This is an open event to which anyone who wishes to remember Alan is welcome to attend. There will be a buffet served for the first hour at which point anyone who wishes to, will be invited to step forward and share their memories and thoughts about Alan.

    Throughout the event a book will be available for you to write down your memories and thoughts about Alan, which we intend to pass to his family so they will be able to look back in the years to come when remembering what a special person he was. If anyone who is unable to attend the event would like to share any messages in the book, please send a message via this Facebook page and I will ensure it is recorded. The event will close at 7.30pm, although staff will be available beyond then for anyone who would like to stay for additional support.

    I have spoken to Alan’s family this morning to pass on our respectful condolences and let them know that they are foremost in our thoughts. Alan’s sister Lisa, indicated that all friends and colleagues of his will be welcome at the funeral and they will be sharing details of the arrangements in due course.

    Please feel free to share this message with anyone you think may be affected and I look forward to seeing you and sharing with you on Wednesday.

    Jon Royle, Chief Executive, The Bridge Project
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    Meet the team

    Senior Management


    Jon Royle

    Chief Executive

    Jon has worked in the substance misuse sector for 25 years as a volunteer, researcher, therapist and manager.

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    Martin Brook

    Director of Finance and Support Services

    Martin has been working at Bridge for nearly 10 years and has worked in finance and premises roles in the voluntary sector for nearly 25 years.

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    Tracey Hogan

    Director of Operations

    Tracey has 23 years experience within the substance misuse field and has held practitioner, management, clinical standards directorship and operational directorship roles.

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    Sally Black

    Director of Human Resources

    Sally is an accomplished Human Resources Consultant and Interim Manager with Executive Director experience in the health and social care sector.

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