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Call 01206 369782 (during office hours)
Text OPEN100 £10
or another amount to

By sending a cheque or postal order made payable to Open Road to:

Open Road
12 North Hill, Colchester, Essex - CO1 1DZ

See how your money will be used

Non-cash Donations

You don’t have to donate cash. If you are able to deliver items or send them direct, our centres are always happy to receive the following goods and services. (Sorry we cannot accept opened, part-used or personalised donations. Donated goods should be sealed and untampered with, Services must be fully transferrable).

Examples of welcome donations:

Stationery Gym passes Beauty sessions (hair / nails) Biscuits Food Bank vouchers Bus travel vouchers Art and Crafts materials Food parcels - groceries Fresh fruit Furniture, TVs occasionally required - please call us first Carrier bags

Donate in memory

Even if you cannot donate right now, leaving a gift in your Will, can help us provide vital treatments and therapies to individuals, their families and communities affected by drug, alcohol and other addictions. Your legacy, large or small, will make a real difference.

See our brochure, 'Help a future journey' to learn about the different ways you can choose to remember us in your Will.

See how your money will be used

Thank you for your donation to Open Road! It will help us improve the lives of people affected by drugs and alcohol.

You can donate a one-off amount or set up a regular donation via our secure form. Setting up a regular donation provides a steady income for Open Road to provide help and support to individuals and families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Regular donations help Open Road to provide sustained support to individuals and families towards full recovery from the many problems they face. They also save on administration costs – so that more of your money can be spent on crucial services.

How your money helps

  • £500

    puts an SOS Bus on the road for one night

  • £100

    trains a new Recovery Mentor

  • £20

    helps get transport home for a young person in need

  • £10

    provides one acupuncture therapy session

  • £5

    buys a needle exchange pack

  • £1

    makes 5 cups of tea or coffee at our drop-in centres

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Charity Ball

Our Annual Charity Ball is a truly celebratory black tie event. You and your guests can really push the boat out for an evening of champagne, gourmet food, live music and dancing. The legendary raffle and auction offer the chance to win fabulous prizes including original works of art, meals, hotel stays and big days out. All proceeds go towards Open Road's recovery projects.