Allen Associates names the Ley Community as its Charity of the year

Oxford’s leading independent recruitment consultancy Allen Associates has selected the Ley Community as its charity of the year.

allen-associatesThis is in addition to its annual sponsorship of the Oxford Mail’s OX5 RUN and its fund-raising work for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Allen Associates will be undertaking a number of activities to raise funds for the Ley Community as well as providing support in kind – for example, by helping people who have successfully completed our recovery rehabilitation programme to rewrite their CVs, prepare for interviews and meet prospective employers.

Kate Allen, managing director at Allen Associates, said:

“The Ley Community is an inspirational place which helps people from all walks of life to rebuild their lives following years of drug and alcohol dependency. The programme is challenging but highly-effective, helping individuals address the root cause of their addiction, acquire the coping strategies and access the support needed to rebuild their lives and make a fresh start. We are extremely pleased to be able to support the Ley Community, both financially and in terms of practical support, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming months.”

Wendy Dawson, Chief Executive at the Ley Community, said:

“We are delighted that Allen Associates has chosen to be involved with our charity in this way. Addiction affects so many people, often creeping up on them unawares until they reach a point where it takes over, wreaking havoc and in the worst cases, destroying every aspect of their lives and those closest to them. At the Ley Community, we give people the opportunity to press the ‘reset button’ and learn positive, life-affirming patterns of behaviour, including a strong work ethic. Our key aim is to break the interrelated cycles of addiction and social welfare dependency so that people can start making a contribution to the world they live in and in so doing, regain their own sense of self worth. Like many charities, funding is increasingly difficult to come by and is a constant threat to our work. The support we receive from Allen Associates and others really does make a difference to what we are able to achieve.”