Welwyn Hatfield charity shows great Resolve

PUBLISHED: 09:29 04 December 2010

High Sheriff Gerald Corbett with Resolve administration manager Joe Heeney

High Sheriff Gerald Corbett with Resolve administration manager Joe Heeney

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HIGH-PROFILE visitors have dropped in on a charity that provides essential counselling and support services for people suffering from alcohol and drug misuse.

From left, Resolve administration manager Joe Heeney, charity patron MP Grant Shapps, and Debbie-Ann Maskell, Resolve's trustee treasurer

Gerald Corbett, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, saw the valuable work being carried out at WGC-based Resolve, as part of his work visiting small charities in the county.

He said: “Resolve is a great organisation that undertakes invaluable work within the communities of WGC and Hatfield.

“I was impressed at the work Resolve does and with such enthusiasm. There are people who clearly need this service and I believe Resolve and the services they provide should be supported.

“I hope they can continue to gain the support and funding needed to ensure this work continues into the future.”

Made it! Members of the Resolve team at the top of Mount Snowdon

Resolve came into existence in April 2008, and began by offering three group therapy sessions a week at its base at Woodhall Community Centre in Mill Green Road.

But it has now grown to a full-time five-day service provider, and its team of volunteers now offer eight group sessions, as well as one-to-one counselling, key work and acupuncture.

Administration manager Joe Heeney said: “We were delighted someone as important as the High Sheriff wanted to come and see the work Resolve does within the community.

“We believe this service is dearly needed.

“Our clients were impressed Mr Corbett took the time to visit Resolve and wanted to thank him from taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see the work we do with the people who attend our services.”

Welwyn Hatfield MP and the charity’s patron Grant Shapps has also visited Resolve in recent weeks.

He popped in to pass on a good luck message to a team of nine staff and clients, who were preparing to hike up Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds.

The group walked 10 miles of the Llanberis Path to the summit of the Welsh mountain, before heading back down again.

Mr Heeney said: “It was an amazing weekend where everyone felt a sense of achievement. I’m so proud of everyone for setting their goal and reaching it.”

Mr Shapps said: “I was delighted to hear their expedition was successful, and encourage people to donate generously.”

To sponsor the team’s efforts tackling Snowdon, call Resolve on 01707 690739 or email info@resolve-online.org

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