I began working with DrugFAM in 2013 as a volunteer after attending a talk given by Elizabeth at the Chiltern branch of Samaritans where I have been a volunteer for 14 years, 3 of which I was privileged to be the Director. During this time I have concentrated on public speaking especially within schools and work closely with the Listening Scheme that Samaritans provide for the HMP Aylesbury Young Offenders.
On hearing about the work DrugFAM does I offered my services and now provide telephone and email support to those who contact us for information and help.
Gill is a facilitator at our High Wycombe Support Group
Prime Minister Thresa May awarded Gill Owen -Conway the "Point of Light Award "for voluntary services to DrugFAM in 2017. This was presented at Downing Street during a reception hosted by the PM in recognition of the charity’s achievements .
This award was introduced in the USA by President Obama and adopted David Cameron when he was Prime Minister.