Free family fun day in Norwich to highlight support for war veterans

Outside the Wire project.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Outside the Wire project. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A charity which helps thousands of people recover from alcohol and drug misuse in Norfolk and Suffolk is holding a fun day.

The Matthew Project, which helps armed forces veterans with substance abuse issues through its Outside the Wire project, is holding a free Norfolk Veterans Family Open Fun Day.

It is open to anyone and running at the TA Centre, 325 Aylsham Road, Norwich, on September 16, 10am-4pm. Parking on the site is limited.

The event will include funfair rides, a tombola, raffles, craft stalls, services and a band military display.

Outside the Wire started in 2013 from a base in Cromer with a few families of war veterans.

It has now expanded with 46 people receiving intensive help across the region.

Support includes one-to-one sessions, family support, and free treatment services.

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The service, currently operating in Norfolk, is due to be expanded into prisons, Suffolk and Essex.