Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:36

Yellow Ribon Foundation Launched in Eldos Featured

Written by Ryan Swano
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According to a report by Soweto Urban writer Enver Wessels, James, from her experiences in battling with her own son's addiction, advocates an approach which seeks to create an environment in which substance-dependent persons and their families can find the help they desperately need.

At the launch of the YRF Wellness Hub on November 24 in a container adjacent to Lancea Vale Secondary School, she said, “I don’t want anyone to go through the struggles I did. I want anyone to be able to knock on these doors and be assured that they will receive access to services.

“The Yellow Ribbon Foundation must be a beacon of hope in the fight against substance abuse and the shame and stigma attached to drug addiction.”

WATCH:Dereleen James Giving Vote of Thanks at YRF Launch

YRF have partnered with Coca-Cola South Africa to establish the centre and Janet Rambau, district manager for Coca-Cola Beverages SA West Rand said, “We are in it for the long haul, let’s make this bigger by joining hands.

Former footballer Junaid Hartley and 7de Laan floor manager Terence Abrahams (were on the line-up of special guest appearances) and delivered powerful testimonies about their experiences with drugs and Abrahams’s raw theatrical performance tugged at the heartstrings of those in attendance.

WATCH: Terence Abrahams Monologue at YRF Launch

Click Here to Read the Full Article on the Soweto Urban website.

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