We’ve been supporting Jersey Hospice Care with each Gallery rally since 2008 and last year we decided to spread the love and add a second, the British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch. This year we’ve done the same again but as we already with with BHF on our Gallery Dodgeball Championships, we’ve selected another companion charity.
As our regular cluemaster and longtime personality of the rally, Chip Somers, is a Therapist and addiction specialist, we have selected a charity close to his cause, Silkworth Lodge. Silkworth Lodge was opened 2002 by The Families in Recovery Trust which is a Jersey registered charity and part of The Silkworth Charity Group. They offer residential rehabilitation for men and women who are affected by drug and alcohol addiction. Chemical dependency is particularly prevalent in Jersey. Alcohol consumption is twice that of the UK and one of the highest in Europe. Excessive use of alcohol and drugs places families and relationships under great stress.