Inspirational Charlie Argent wins award for her addiction support
An inspirational teenager has been given an award for raising awareness of alcoholism and addiction.
Charlie Argent, from Colchester, has been actively supporting addiction charities since her dad Ashley recovered from his alcohol addiction.
When Ashley’s addition was as its worst, he was drinking up to 20 cans of lager a day.
He did not realise he had a problem but, for his family, the signs were obvious.
He recently finished Essex County Council’s Clouds in the Community project and is now helping others through the same ordeal.
Daughter Charlie, 16, a former Thomas Lord Audley student, set up an advice stand in school to try and raise awareness