Suffolk charity helping drug addicts gets funding boost

A charity helping people in Suffolk to deal with drug addiction has received £128,000 from the government.

Ipswich-based Iceni are to use the money to build a fund to ensure its long term sustainability.

The money is from a transitional fund and the charity's founder Brian Tobin said it was "a tremendous fillip".

The charity said it could now benefit from the government's Big Society agenda and hoped local people would continue their support.

"We wouldn't be in this position if so many local people hadn't come forward and supported us financially," Mr Tobin said.

"It is particularly reassuring to receive donations and support from individuals and businesses in our community as it means our work is truly valued by the people who matter the most.

"The confidence in our services is reflected in both this government transitional funding award and all the local companies and individuals that made donations big and small which galvanised us into fighting to stay operational."

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