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The Brink set to hold ninth Merseyside candlelight vigil and remembrance event

by Khyle Deen. Published Wed 16 Nov 2016 22:55

The Brink is set to host the ninth annual Merseyside Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event on November 25.

On the evening, the Parr Street venue will welcome members of the general public and the recovery community alike to remember those lost to addiction and alcoholism.

The event, which is presented by parent charity Action on Addiction, is held year-on-year to allow loved ones to share personal reflections, readings and testimonies.

General Manager of The Brink Carl Bell said: “Year-on-year, Action on Addiction’s Merseyside Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event brings solace to those who have lost a loved one.

“The ninth annual vigil will see a remembrance roll-call displaying the names of those lost to addiction, followed by a minute’s silence in memory of friends and family members. The evening will draw to a close with music and the releasing of commemorative balloons, whereby guests can write their own messages on the night.”

As Action on Addiction’s flagship social enterprise, all of The Brink’s profits go directly back into the community to support the recovery of those who have suffered as a result of alcoholism and addiction. In order to provide those in recovery with an opportunity to re-enter the workforce, many of the staff members at the revolutionary café-bar have had problems with alcohol in the past.

Carl added: “While the Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event is a time for reflection and remembering those that we have lost, it’s also important to recognise the stories of hope and inspiration. Anyone who has lost a loved one or who has been affected are more than welcome to come along and join us on the evening.

“Through our collective recovery efforts and focus on helping people get back on track with their lives after battling and overcoming drug and alcohol addictions, we hope that the number of positive life transformations will continue to increase across Merseyside and further afield.”

The Merseyside Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event is open to the public and will take place at The Brink on Friday, November 25 between 7-9pm, this will be followed by some warm food and refreshments.

For more information about The Brink visit www.thebrinkliverpool.com or call 0151 703 0582.



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