Angelus successfully campaigned to get the Government drug information service, Talk to Frank, to include a section on legal highs and to get Google to remove adverts selling GBL.
To have GBL and Mephedrone classified as drugs so banning their possession and supply.
Gathered a world class Advisory Board consisting of over 20 experts including the best academics in the world on the subject of ‘legal highs’ and party drugs.
A number of Angelus’s ‘Key Objectives to Positive Change’ were included in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2010.
The Advisory Board briefed new Coalition Ministers and were deemed the Government’s “challenging critical friend”
Since November 2011, Angelus Foundation has made a series of short films with young people who have been harmed and also with bereaved parents. We are planning a film competition to be launched at the Jewish Film Festival on 16 November in 2012 on how young people can get naturally high.
In March 2012, the Angelus Foundation agreed to collaborate with the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The collaboration was launched at event at the House of Commons.
Maryon Stewart successfully lobbied the then Drugs Minister, Baroness Browning, to communicate through media and Universities to young people about the dangers of taking legal highs at festivals and not to play Russian Roulette with their lives.
The international communications agency Leagas Delaney created a national media campaign to support Findout in 2012. Vitamin London undertook the re-brand, designed & build the whynotfindout.org site and re-designed www.angelusfoundation.com. The PR Agency Mischief has agreed to promote our Findout Campaign on a pro bono basis. Katch PR & Events Agency is supporting the Angelus Foundation with event organising and PR.
Maryon Stewart was invited to submit evidence to the Home Affairs Committee in February 2012 (click on this link to view).
Angelus Advisers presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Reform, Chaired by Baroness Meacher, on recognising drugs as a mandatory subject on the national curriculum for schools, creating a new Ministry of Drugs, Alcohol and Well-Being and establishing a forensic lab dedicated to analysing new substances
We have also raised significant sums at charity auction events over the summer of 2012. Elton John donated to Angelus the silk coat he wore to Live Aid in 1985 and the tennis shirt worn by Andy Murray during his recent victory in the US Open was donated to us.
Angelus is now working in conjunction with five other charities in the sector to collaborate with one voice. We are in the process of putting together a definitive document for Government and Local Authorities outlining the problems and solutions with clear curriculum content for drugs education in schools
The following people are now supporting the Angelus Foundation: The Duchess of Kent, Baroness Margaret Eaton, Lord Parry Mitchell, Baroness Susan Greenfield, the actors Cherie Lunghi and Felicity Kendal and celebrity presenter Jeff Leach.
Angelus Foundation is a registered charity registered in England and Wales (Number 1139830).
Office correspondence address: 162 Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DD
Registered office: 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
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