Two coachloads of people from Leeds will be travelling to Merseyside this weekend to take part in the UK Recovery Walk.
More than 40 people from Leeds’ drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds and the recently opened Recovery Academy on Hollis Place, off Burley Road, will be joined by up to fifty others from The Space, Spacious Places, Learning to Live Again, Change Live Grow and Mabgate Mills.
The annual Recovery Walk is being held this Saturday (September 10th) in Halton near Liverpool.
Its aim is to raise awareness of substance use disorders and recovery form addiction. It celebrates the achievements of individuals in recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers.
Carla Carr, Recovery Champion for Forward Leeds says “We have never had such a great uptake from the Leeds recovery community.
“It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the recovery community to come together and celebrate recovery. I have attended for the past couple of years and it has always been great fun so I am really looking forward to it.”
Funding for the coaches was awarded by Developing Initiatives Supporting Communities, the lead partner in the Forward Leeds service. £450 was donated by the charity, with the remaining £50 coming from monies raised by the Recovery Academy.