In January 2014, Dan went to a party and made a fatal decision to take the drug ecstasy with a group of friends. He died two days later from multiple organ failure.
Dan was from a strong Christian family, a member of the church youth group at Emmanuel, South Croydon, and a popular student at Archbishop Tenison’s School. His parents, Fiona and Tim, felt that if this could happen to him, it could happen to anyone, and their determination to do all they can to prevent it has led to the establishing of a drugs education charity in his name.
The DSM Foundation works with young people, families, professionals and teachers in schools, colleges and communities across London and further afield, through an evidence-based drug and alcohol education programme “Making Safer Choices”, and a powerful play “I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die”, published by Methuen Drama, which has toured professionally since 2017.
You can find more information on how to support The DSM Foundation here:
Please pray for the growth of their drugs education work, which now offers online delivery: a filmed play production and other resources for schools and colleges, so they are able to reach further, offering effective drug and alcohol education to students, parents and professionals during these very difficult times.