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AlphaBiolabs’ Giving Back campaign raises over £9,000 in first three months for charities working with vulnerable children and families

Date:20 AUG 2021
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Following the launch of AlphaBiolabs’ Giving Back campaign earlier this year, the award-winning testing laboratory is delighted to announce its first round of donations to four UK charities that support some of the country’s most vulnerable children and families.

In the first three months of the campaign, the DNA, Drug, Alcohol, and Covid-19 testing company has raised over £9,000 for its chosen charities.

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For every legal testing instruction received from local authorities and family law organisations, AlphaBiolabs is donating £5 to four very worthy causes.

The charities that will each receive an equal share of the donations are the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS), National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa), Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) and TGP Cymru.

Rachel Davenport, Director at AlphaBiolabs, said: “We carry out a wide range of drug and alcohol testing for local authorities and organisations involved in family law and child welfare, and our work therefore brings us into contact with some of the country’s most vulnerable children and families. We were concerned to learn how some charities working with these communities were struggling, especially with the increased demand for their services during the pandemic.”

She added: “We hope that our quarterly donations will help TGP Cymru, NYAS, Nacoa, SFAD and TGP Cymru continue to provide their vital services to those people who depend on them.”

Paula Hanford, Head of Income Generation at NYAS said: “We are incredibly grateful to AlphaBiolabs for choosing NYAS as one of their charity partners. The recent generous donation will help us to transform the future life chances for care leavers by providing them with much needed support to enable them to achieve their goals.”

Piers Henriques, Head of Communications at Nacoa added: “AlphaBiolabs are championing the needs of the most vulnerable children across the UK when it has never been more important to do so. This donation to Nacoa shows that AlphaBiolabs is taking the lead, showing care and compassion in business and beyond.”

Throughout 2021, AlphaBiolabs will continue to donate £5 to charity for every legal instruction received from family law firms and local authorities.

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Photograph provided of Rachel Davenport, along with the charity logos.

AlphaBiolabs provides DNA, drug, alcohol and Covid-19 (SARS CoV 2) testing services to a client base which includes members of the public, businesses, family and immigration law solicitors, social services, the media and universities. Founded in 2004, the company is based in Warrington where it houses one of the largest laboratories of its kind in Europe.

It was the first UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to introduce a next-day DNA testing service, which helped earn AlphaBiolabs a Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2016. The laboratory has also developed state-of-the-art techniques to provide an accurate historical record of drug or alcohol abuse. Hair strands, oral fluids, urine and nails can all be tested. It also offers continuous alcohol monitoring with its SCRAM CAM® alcohol-testing bracelet.

AlphaBiolabs has walk-in centres in north and south London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Preston and Warrington. Visit www.alphabiolabs.co.uk for more information.

For all media enquiries, please email media@alphabiolabs.com or call 01925 255450.