Last weekend (24th June), a one off screening of the movie T2 Trainspotting was held at the Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise with donations from the event benefitting Blenheim and its young people’s service, Insight KC. The screening was arranged by Gordon Kennedy, an actor featured in the film. Instead of purchasing tickets, Gordon requested that guests, including his friends and family, make a donation to Blenheim.
The film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, is a sequel to Boyle’s 1996 film Trainspotting and follows four men whose lives are heavily affected by substance use.
Sarah Cahn, Insight KC Manager, said:
“We are extremely grateful to Gordon for organising the event and to all his family and friends for their generous donations. All the money will go directly to young people accessing the service with heroin addiction, supporting them to access rehab, appointments or just simply to buy clothes and food.
This support is required more then ever as we are seeing an increase in the number of young people seeking help with their heroin addiction in central London.”
Insight KC is available to anyone under 25 needing support with drug or alcohol use and is living the in London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminster.
The screening was a massive success and has already raised over £900 for Insight KC. The donation link will remain open until 14th July, so if you would like to show your support please visit the Just Giving page.