New Craft Market Timetable

Update to our 2021 craft market timetable. We will be selling high-quality, locally or British handmade items such as tote bags, foldaway shopping bags, greetings cards, candles and soaps. Craft Market Where When Melksham Makers’ Market Melksham Market Place 29 May, 9...
Repeat Offending

Repeat Offending

I’ve had a bit of a break from my blog for a number of reasons but I felt like putting pen to paper today because I’ve just read about a lifelong thief, with 200 previous convictions dating back to 1974, who has just been spared jail for his 201st offence. My initial...
Showing our heartfelt appreciation…

Showing our heartfelt appreciation…

… to the Co-op Local Community Fund for their supportive charity scheme which is helping us to buy much needed IT equipment ❤️ … to the Chippenham Area Board for their hugely welcome funding that will help families in need in the town 🥰 … to the St...
The Saddest Story

The Saddest Story

Last year I wrote about my son’s ongoing battle with addiction. In spite of several previous successes in overcoming his demons, he was struggling to maintain his sobriety during the isolation of lockdown. He had suffered two serious relapses but was confident that...

Families Out Loud Local Craft Market Pitches 2021

To raise money for our cause, we are pitching up this year at the following craft markets. We will be selling high-quality, locally or British handmade items such as tote bags, foldaway shopping bags, face masks, greetings cards, candles and soaps. These items can...
The Ever Revolving Door

The Ever Revolving Door

Will my son Ryan ever be free from the revolving door of prison-release-prison-release? Last December he was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, and sent down for (I think) his fifth stint. He duly served half his time, released on licence at the beginning of March. At...

Staying in balance when faced with addiction

If you have someone in your circle who has an addiction you may find that your time, money and emotional energy become focused on them. This can be to the detriment of other people in your life, and also to you. It might be a difficult journey and it may take time,...

THANK YOU National Lottery Local Connections Fund

Families Out Loud would like to give a HUGE thank you to the National Lottery Local Connections Fund for their recent grant which is enabling the set-up and launch of our new eBay shop. Selling high-quality items that are  made in the UK, this exciting project is...

THANK YOU to Trowbridge Area Board

Families Out Loud sends a massive THANK YOU to Trowbridge Area Board for the grant awarded to us in February 2021. Their generosity will help us to continue supporting existing Trowbridge clients who are affected by a loved-one’s addiction. It will also allow us to...