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The ex-druggie bringing hope to Southampton’s addicts

May 23, 2019 |

Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Meet the former heroin addict feeding dozens of hungry families and addicts on his old council estate

Yvonne sat miserably in the courtroom, clutching a carrier bag.

She’d been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer who had come to arrest her son – and was so sure she’d be in prison by the end of the day that she’d packed her belongings in advance. Read More


March 25, 2016 |

Drug addict radically changed into a cross-carrying preacher

On Valentine’s Day 2012, drug addict Simon Swift saw a man walk past his block of flats carrying a huge cross. It sparked a chain of events that led to Simon being dramatically set free from drugs after 33 years, and he now takes a cross round the streets himself to share his story with others

When a street preacher walked into his council estate carrying a 12-foot cross, little did hopeless drug addict Simon know that it would change his life. Read More

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