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For every legal instruction received in 2021, we will donate £5 to four very worthy causes.

AlphaBiolabs carry out a wide range of alcoholdrug and DNA testing for local authorities and organisations involved in family law and child welfare.

As a result, we are aware of the daily challenges faced by thousands of children and families across the UK. Drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, violence and child protection issues are all sadly commonplace in the homes that our sample collectors visit every day.

Charities are a vital lifeline for those who may be suffering with addiction issues, illness and poverty. Throughout the pandemic, many of these charities have suffered major challenges of their own. Reduced funding combined with a greater demand for their services has left them struggling to support those in need, despite their tireless efforts.

Analysis conducted by independent charity Pro Bono Economics projected a £4.6 billion loss of income for the UK’s 170,000 charities in the six months to December 2020. It was predicted that some of the country’s smaller, local charities might be hit hardest.

At AlphaBiolabs, we knew we wanted to help. That’s why we are proud to launch our Giving Back campaign.

Throughout 2021, we will make a £5 charity donation for every legal instruction we receive from local authorities and the legal sector.

We have chosen four extraordinary charities that work closely with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families: 

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa)

One in five children in the UK are affected by their parent’s drinking. Since 1990, Nacoa has offered confidential and judgement-free information, advice and support to the children of alcohol-dependent parents. Nacoa doesn’t just support young people – it helps anyone who struggles with their parent’s drinking habits, even into adulthood.

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS is a national children’s rights charity providing advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them. NYAS empowers care-experienced young people to have their voice heard and ensures that their wishes are expressed and acted upon to improve their current situation and help them build a better future.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs (SFAD)

Scottish Families supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. Families do an amazing job supporting their loved ones through substance use, but it can be very frightening and isolating. SFAD ensures that these families are not alone in dealing with the issues they face and supports them in moving on with their lives.

TGP Cymru

Launched in 2002, TGP Cymru is a Welsh children’s rights charity. It supports and represents vulnerable children and young people through a variety of projects, training initiatives and campaigns. TGP Cymru helps those who may be experiencing difficulties in accessing health, education or social care services.

Proud to make a difference

Piers Henriques, Head of Communications at Nacoa said: Nacoa answered more than 30,000 requests for help in 2020, in spite of a hugely challenging picture for charities during the pandemic. That’s why we are proud charity partners of AlphaBiolabs and their Giving Back campaign, which is championing the needs of the most vulnerable children across the UK.”

The Giving Back campaign will remain active for the rest of 2021. Every time you instruct AlphaBiolabs for legal DNA, drug or alcohol testing, we will donate £5 to our chosen charity partners.

For over 15 years, AlphaBiolabs have offered legal DNA, drug and alcohol testing services to local authorities and organisations involved in family law and child welfare.

To learn more about AlphaBiolabs’ legal testing services, contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email testing@alphabiolabs.com.