About Share

Empowering everyone affected by addiction

We are a small local charity, who want to make a difference to the lives of people affected by addiction. In particular, we will fight the stigma around alcohol addiction, make the public aware of the latest research in the field, and give a voice to the friends and family of anyone who is suffering with alcohol dependence.

Inspired by the kindness shown by those in our local community, Share offers support and advice to those seeking recovery, and their friends and family. We recognise that the road to recovery can be difficult, and so we offer small grants to help solve some practical problems along the way.

The friends and families of those with addictive behaviour are often overlooked, and do not receive the support they need in order to help their loved one. An important part of the work of Share is to give them a voice, by setting up friends and family support groups and by providing them with  information and advice. We also consider that those who are supporting someone with addictive behaviour, should be fully involved in their loved one’s recovery journey. Their experience is valuable, and we always encourage their participation in the work of Share.

We believe that our strength lies in listening to the voice to our volunteers, who have either experienced addiction themselves, or have supported someone who has. We will always seek to represent their views and to be led by their experience.

The Team


Chip has worked in the field of addiction and substance misuse for over 34 years. He has set up two charities associated with this issue.

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I became involved with Share Shrewsbury as a result of being the President of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club in the same year that Jane was Mayor of Shrewsbury.

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As the founder of Share, I am proud to have established a charity to support everyone affected by addiction in our local community.

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My name is Iulian, I came to the UK in 2016 and I’ve lived in Shrewsbury since then. My whole childhood was spent in different orphanages in Romania.

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Matt is committed to enabling people to turn their lives around and make a new start. He is the Managing Director of the Willowdene group.

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My name is Max, I am in recovery from alcoholism and have been for almost 18 months having dramatically changed my habit patterns and lifestyle over that time.

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Susan Tweedie is a driven compassionate reliable friendly person. Susan has considerable experience in the health sector, with over 30 years as a Registered Nurse and Midwife.

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