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No help for children affected by alcohol

I am writing to you on behalf of my Transition Year class, W5, of Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road. 

We are taking part in the annual Young Social Innovators (YSI) competition.

We have chosen the issue of how children are affected by alcohol abuse in the home, and how there is no help available to them.

The Dragons Den kindly donated €600 to our project.

With the money that they donated, we will write a booklet containing short stories from anonymous people who have had to cope with an alcoholic parent.

We feel your readers might be interested in sharing their story with us.

The people who have contributed so far have found it extremely helpful to tell their story.

The booklet will contain all the information and research we’ve gathered.

Our website is: teensaffectedbyaddiction.com

email address: affectedbyaddictionysi@gmail.com

Hannah Seacy

Mount Mercy College,



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