News Archive

Could you help us develop a website for our new On Track project?
07/05/2017
We're looking for help to create a new website for our On Track project which aims to help young people 16-24 years old furthest from the labour market into education, employment or training.
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HM Forces veterans needed for support roles after funding boost
03/05/2017
Following new funding from The Royal British Legion, ABF the Soldier's Charity, the Norfolk Covenant Fund and the Chancellor's Libor fund we are looking for applicants for six new roles in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
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Children of Alcoholics Week
13/02/2017
12-18 February 2017 is Children of Alcoholics Week which aims to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems. We provide an Affected Others service where specialist workers provide advice and support, groups and activities for young people affected by parent's and others' alcohol abuse.
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Top Tips from the Matthew Project on keeping your promise for Dry January
05/01/2017
Here's our top 10 tips for staying the course during Dry January, from drinking more water to using your spare time more productively!
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Mocktails to get you started with Dry January
27/12/2016
Hollywood heart-throb Sam Claflin, Delia Smith, local star chefs and a Norwich fitness guru have submitted special recipes to help The Matthew Project launch Dry January. You can take part and help to support our work by going to http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january to sign up and type in 'The Matthew Project' when prompted.
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£1.5m boost for 'life-changing' Norfolk Charity partnership
15/12/2016
On Track project will get 16-24 year olds with health and social barriers into work or education to change employability in Norfolk
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Trustee Week - Three reasons why I'm a Trustee
07/11/2016
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#22PushUpChallenge
18/08/2016 - #22PushUpChallenge
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Volunteers Week: Meet John
09/06/2016
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Psychoactive Substances Act
26/05/2016
From 26th May 2016, will be illegal to produce, supply, import or export New Psychoactive Substances, also known as 'legal highs'.
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Recovery Cafe Announcment
19/04/2016
We are launching a cafe and dry bar in December...
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Crusader's Teetotal Week Donation
19/04/2016 - Crusader's Teetotal Week Donation
Local rugby club, the Crusaders, raised money for The Matthew Project doing Teetotal Week in January.
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Britannia Veterans' Centre Celebrate their Launch
14/04/2016
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Anthony Ogogo 'Drops In' to The Matthew Project
14/01/2016
The Matthew Project Youth Team were delighted to have a visit from Sport Relief and a very special guest Anthony Ogogo to find out more about the Comic Relief funded project here in Norfolk.
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February 2015 E-Newsletter
25/02/2015
Join us this summer for events and much more!
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BBC Radio Norfolk Interview
08/01/2015
Listen to The Matthew Project with Stephen Bumfrey on BBC Radio Norfolk.
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December 2014 E-Newsletter
05/01/2015
We are so grateful for all the support during our 30th year and all the opportunities to meet people's needs during the most difficult and important times in their lives.
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Rotary Club of Norwich Fund Primary School Sessions
30/09/2014
For some years The Rotary Club of Norwich has worked in conjunction with the Matthew Project to deliver a programme called DrugBusters, to a variety of primary schools in and around Norwich.
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Outside The Wire at Carrow Road
04/09/2014 - Outside The Wire at Carrow Road
Outside The Wire were given the opportunity to hold a football match at the Carrow Road pitch
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Behind Closed Doors
03/09/2014
The Matthew Project worked with a group of young people to develop a short film and educational resource for professionals/adults working with young people and families affected by someone else's substance misuse.
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Outside the Wire Car Stickers
12/06/2014 - Outside the Wire Car Stickers
Outside the Wire car stickers now available
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Day with the Light Dragoons
29/05/2014 - Day with the Light Dragoons
Outside the Wire visits Robertson Barracks
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Coping with misuse workshops in Gt Yarmouth and Swaffham
15/05/2014 - Coping with misuse workshops in Gt Yarmouth and Swaffham
A series of workshops for parents and carers of young people with alcohol or drugs misuse problems will be offered by the Matthew Project Under18 Service in Great Yarmouth and Swaffham.
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Norfolk Skydive, Celebrations and Clergy Moves
20/04/2014
The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Rev Graham James has written an Easter message for the Eastern Daily Press talking about a tandem skydive he is set to complete for the Matthew Project and how it will be a real leap of faith for him.
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Easter Message From The Bishop of Norwich
20/04/2014
"In a month's time I am doing a tandem skydive. As the days get nearer, excitement and nervousness grow. I don't like heights, but I imagine I won't have much time to be scared as we jump into the sky."
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The Matthew Project Names New CEO
04/03/2014
The Matthew Project, has appointed Paul Martin, from Missionary Aviation Fellowship UK, as its new chief executive.
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Charity Ball in aid of The Matthew Project
25/02/2014
A 1930s themed Charity Ball will be the centrepiece of The Matthew Project's fundraising initiatives this year to celebrate its 30th birthday.
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Outside the Wire mentioned in Parliament
25/02/2014 - Outside the Wire mentioned in Parliament
The good work of The Matthew Project's Outside the Wire service mentioned in Parliament.
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The Matthew Project Supports HM Forces
12/02/2014
Outside The Wire, a recently launched service by The Matthew Project to offer advice and support to HM Forces personnel and their families, has received two major donations to boost their work across Norfolk.
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Matthew Project Celebrates 30 Years With Launch
28/01/2014
The Matthew Project has started a year of celebrations to mark its 30th birthday with a party to launch a new Voicebox caravan to help it engage with young people around Norfolk.
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Matthew Project Appeals to Norfolk Parents
28/01/2014
The Matthew Project is aiming to enlist the help of 1,000 parents or carers to help it determine the current level of awareness of young people's drug and alcohol services in Norfolk.
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Coping with misuse workshop offer in Norwich
28/01/2014
A series of workshops for parents and carers of young people with alcohol or drugs misuse problems is set to be offered by the Christian-based Matthew Project in Norwich starting in February with later courses planned for Great Yarmouth and Swaffham.
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New Plastic 4 Charity Recycling Bank in Thorpe St Andrew
14/01/2014
The Matthew Project is delighted that another recycling bank has now been placed at Laundry Lane Recreational Ground car park in Thorpe St Andrew courtesy of M W Whites recycling. We have had tremendous support from Sainsburys Pound Lane and Thorpe St Andrew School who have both been collecting bottle tops on our behalf over the last year.
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Under 18 Suffolk Young People's Survey
13/12/2013 - Under 18 Suffolk Young People's Survey
News of a survey for young people in Suffolk around the issues of alcohol and drug use.
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Tandem Skydive in Support of The Matthew Project
06/11/2013
Following on from a successful tandem skydive event in June 2013, we are planning a Charity Tandem Skydive event at UK Parachuting in Beccles for Saturday 17th May 2014, with the aim of having a minimum of 30 people taking part in this our 30th Birthday year.
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Parent and Carer Support Workshops
18/09/2013 - Parent and Carer Support Workshops
Starting 18th September, The Matthew Project Under18 Service is holding a series of 6 workshops in central Norwich to help parents and carers cope more effectively with home life involving a young person aged under 18, misusing drugs or alcohol.
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'Outside The Wire' Launch
16/07/2013
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Come and meet us at Charities at Home
22/05/2013
We are pleased to be part of the first 'Charities at Home' event, 15 June
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The Bridge Aftercare Group Christmas Meal
09/01/2013 - The Bridge Aftercare Group Christmas Meal
Christmas Meal for Aftercare Group
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Alcohol Awareness Week 19-25 November 2012
19/11/2012 - Alcohol Awareness Week 19-25 November 2012
Event at The Forum, Norwich
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Tea Party at The Bridge
19/11/2012 - Tea Party at The Bridge
Tea Party at The Bridge to support Alcohol Awareness Week
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Alcohol Awareness Week 19th - 25th November 2012
25/10/2012
"It's time to talk about drinking"
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Fashion Show raises £885
18/10/2012
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Carers Group - October News!
11/10/2012 - Carers Group - October News!
This month, one of our Carer's Group members took to the catwalk!
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October Carers' Group
11/10/2012 - October Carers' Group
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Norwich Blackfriars Rotarian cycles from London to Paris...
09/10/2012 - Norwich Blackfriars Rotarian cycles from London to Paris...
Norwich Blackfriars Rotarian cycles from London to Paris for The Matthew Project and raises almost £1000.
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Voicebox launch
08/10/2012 - Voicebox launch
On Monday 8th October 2012 we launched our Voicebox fundraising campaign at the Forum in Norwich, to begin raising funds for a new Voicebox.
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The next Alcohol Group
08/10/2012 - The next Alcohol Group
The next Alcohol Group at the Bridge in Pottergate begins on 15th October 2012. Attendees will benefit from the 8 week course which has seen many successful completions in the past.
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Barbeque
19/09/2012 - Barbeque
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The Matthew Project Moves in!
01/09/2012
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Worstead Festival
29/08/2012 - Worstead Festival
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Growing a Recovery Community in Thetford
17/08/2012 - Growing a Recovery Community in Thetford
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Sheringham Carnival
01/08/2012 - Sheringham Carnival
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Dragons Den Event
28/04/2012 - Dragons Den Event
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The Matthew Project Summer BBQ
26/04/2012 - The Matthew Project Summer BBQ
On 26 April, the service user Aftercare Group travelled to Thetford to pitch their ideas for hosting Summer Barbeques in a 'Dragon's Den' style format.
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