UK Town Mayor Takes Lead in Mayors Against Drugs National Campaign

Taking a personal stand against the drug pandemic that affects communities across the country

​As reported March 2 by the East Grinstead Courier, the city’s mayor, Councillor Dick Sweatman, signed the Foundation for a Drug-Free World drug-free pledge, launching a nationwide “Mayors Against Drugs” campaign.

The campaign is a joint effort of the Jive Aces—Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists and UK’s number 1 swing and jive band and—and the Foundation for a Drug Free World.

"Recent headlines highlight that our town is not immune to the pandemic levels of drug use and drug addiction. If I can encourage one young person to turn away from drug use, my signing this pledge will be worth it. Though I hope to encourage many more than that."
Councillor Sweatman
Councillor Sweatman endorsed this campaign to encourage other mayors to come on board and take a vocal and personal stand against a problem that affects communities throughout the country.

“Recent headlines highlight that our town is not immune to the pandemic levels of drug use and drug addiction,” he said. “If I can encourage one young person to turn away from drug use, my signing this pledge will be worth it. Though I hope to encourage many more than that.”

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a secular nonprofit corporation, formed in 2006 to serve as the primary distributor of The Truth About Drugs educational materials and to develop new materials to meet the challenge of continually changing drug trends.

The Foundation oversees the Truth About Drugs campaign and coordinates an international network of volunteers brought together by their common purpose to create a drug-free world.

Over the past few years, volunteers have distributed nearly two million copies of the Truth About Drugs booklets throughout the U.K. 

Source: Foundation for a Drug-Free World

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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

Ambra Calzolari
Drug-Free World Coordinator, Foundation for a Drug-Free World
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