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Former alcoholic runs Taunton 10k for charity
A MAN who drank up to nine bottles of wine a day will run the Taunton 10K this weekend for the charity who looked after him at his time of need.
Jeremy Gale’s life turned upside-down when alcohol and drugs cost him his job and flat in 2010.
But after a two-year rehabilitation process at Taunton Association for the Homeless’s Lindley House and Turning Point, the 30-year-old was helped to get his life back on track.
He told the County Gazette: “They gave me the support and pointed me in the right direction.
“It was gradual and it got worse and worse - it took everything from me.
“It has been very challenging to go from a life where I am on drink and drugs on a daily basis to confronting the issues of my past.
“In the long run, they helped to sort me out.”
Jeremy is now about to embark on a politics and social policy course at Brighton University and he said he has not touched any alcohol or drugs for 13 months.
He said Sunday’s run to raise money for Taunton Association for the Homeless is a way of giving something back to the centre and as a thank you.
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