A Chester dance company is searching for Guardian Angels to help continue its life-saving work with people in recovery from addiction.
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, which has a recovery group at Storyhouse, has launched a Guardian Angel scheme inviting supporters to contribute regularly to their work so that they can increase capacity and help more people reach their full potential.
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre was founded in 2011 and will celebrate its 10th birthday in the autumn. The company has recovery groups in Chester, Liverpool and Leigh and continues to work online.
Artistic director Paul Bayes Kitcher, himself a recovering addict, said:
The work that Paul and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre do in recovery workshops has never been more important. Statistically, alcohol-related deaths increased 20% in 2020 compared with 2019, the highest level since statistics were first compiled. Prior to the pandemic, a government report recognized the importance of intervention, stating that for every £1 spent on alcohol treatment, the return is worth £3 and for every £1 spent on drug treatment, the return is worth £4.
Guardian Angels contribute as little as £3.50 a month, although people can contribute as much as they like. As part of the Guardian Angels program, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre will send a regular newsletter, plus twice-yearly exclusive insights into their innovative and exciting work.
Visit the Fallen Angels Dance Theatre website for details on how to sign up here.