The Tragedy of Lives Lost to Addiction

I really want something good coming from a terrible tragedy – a tragedy that is repeated every day – and increasingly so post covid. I’m just one more grieving mother who has lost a precious daughter, but this experience has made me passionate about wanting to make a difference to prevent more deaths.  Three years […]

TV’s Adrian Chiles to lead virtual addiction conference

Alcohol: Sharing the Truth Conference

TV’s Adrian Chiles and journalist Camilla Tominey are among high profile names leading a virtual addiction conference that’s set to take place in the Spring. The Charity behind the virtual conference, Share Shrewsbury, was founded by former Shrewsbury mayor Jane Mackenzie following the loss of her daughter Amy aged 37 as a result of alcohol […]

Share Grants

Our charity is keen to support anyone seeking recovery, and also to support their friends and family. We are very aware that the recovery journey can be a real struggle, especially financially. For this reason, we offer grants to individuals, to assist them in this. Please download the grant application form to apply. If you […]

Share Alcohol Information Leaflets

During the Covid Crisis, the numbers of people drinking alcohol to excess has grown. Sadly the numbers of those dying as a result of alcohol misuse has also risen dramatically. In response to this, Share has produced an alcohol information leaflet for distribution locally. Because we are aware that most people buy alcohol at their […]

Share Litterpicks

During the 2020 national lockdown, we wanted to find a way to allow people to meet safely and support each other. We are very aware that maintaining social networks is crucial, especially for those in recovery. So Share carried out regular weekly outdoor litter-picks in the Quarry Park in the centre of Shrewsbury. We used […]

Share public meetings

In January 2020 we started holding monthly public meetings in the University Centre Shrewsbury. These open meetings were held to encourage our local community to come along and share their stories about alcohol addiction. We wanted to create a safe place where we could start a  conversation about addiction and listen to what people had […]

Comics Salopia

In 2019 we were involved in organising Shrewsbury’s first ever International Comic Festival called Comics Salopia. This event brought Comic art stars from all over the world together to celebrate this art form in Shrewsbury. Share was proud to sponsor a Fabulous Cosplay parade through the town, and we awarded trophies for five categories of  […]

Myths and Misconceptions About Drinking

There are many misconceptions about drinking and alcoholism. At some point in our lives, some of us might ask the question ‘Am i an alcoholic?’. It’s important to understand the workings of addiction and break the stigmas that are associated with it. Club Soda recently shared an article doing just that. Check out their article […]