The only British charity dedicated to raising awareness of ‘legal highs’, the Angelus Foundation, today launches its latest film ‘Lab Rats’ for the Christmas party season. Deputy London Mayor, Victoria Borwick said she was, “delighted to support the Angelus Foundation with this important work.”
The film portrays a London headshop, which sells ‘legal highs’ on the high street. The message is that these ‘legal high’ products are manufactured in a haphazard and inconsistent manner with little regard for the welfare of the customer. The film actors are stand-up comedian, Jeff Leach, and Irwin Sparkes, lead singer for the rock band, the Hoosiers.
Angelus has produced several films making young people more aware of the harms and unpredictability of substances such as Clockwork Orange, Pink Panther and Charley Sheen. Their schools film ‘Not What it Says on the Tin’ has been shown to strongly influence 95% of those who viewed it, away from ‘legal highs’ (also known as New Psychoactive Substances).
Deputy London Mayor, Victoria Borwick said, “More needs to be done to get the message out to people that these substances, the so called legal highs, are far from safe and can lead to tragedy. That’s why I am delighted to support the Angelus Foundation with this important work.”