The Charity Film Awards
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Dan's Story


The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation is a drug education charity founded in 2014 by Tim and Fiona Spargo-Mabbs in response to the death of their bright, funny, kind and popular 16 year-old son Dan having taken ecstasy. They wanted to do all they could to prevent any harm happening to anyone else’s child from drugs.

We work with young people, parents, teachers and professionals in an ever-growing number of settings, through evidence-based drug education workshops and resources, and through a specially commissioned verbatim play, written by Mark Wheeller and published by Bloomsbury, ‘I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die’.

The story of Dan has been at the heart of all we have done from the very earliest days, told almost everywhere by his mum Fiona. It resonates so powerfully with audiences of all ages and gives a relevance and context to all the information, advice and guidance we provide through our drug education programme. We commissioned this moving film to bring Dan’s story to young people beyond Fiona’s capacity to reach, in order to achieve our ambition that all young people everywhere have access to drug education that works, and can make choices about drugs that keep them safe.  


 

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