Sheffield Chamber digs deep to help charity

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SUPPORT for people with addictions has been given a four-figure boost thanks to the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Kickstart Community Programmes, which aims to help people over the age of 18 kick addiction and start afresh through a structured rehabilitation scheme, was announced as the chamber’s representative charity last year and has already been handed nearly £4,000.

Christine Tooze, chief executive of Sheffield-based Kickstart, said: “It has been a great year and a time of looking at ways and opportunities of becoming more involved with the chamber’s life and the businesses it represents.

“Kickstart’s relationship with the chamber has opened up opportunities for business and new ways for people to raise money and support our charity.”

Kickstart will receive another cash boost with a fundraiser at the President’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, July 5, where the chamber’s 2012 charity of the year will be announced.

Christine said: “Sadly our year is coming to an end, but I look forward to being available to help and support the new charity to use this amazing opportunity in the best possible way.”

n For details on Kickstart, visit www.kickstartsheffield.org