A 47-strong group of Doncaster people travelled to Durham to fly the flag for the borough at Europe’s largest public celebration of recovery from drug and alcohol problems.
Representing Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services, they were attending the 7th annual UK Recovery Walk, joining thousands of other people in recovery, along with family and friends and the services that provide them with support.
Staff and service users braved some very wet weather and joined the group on their journey to become part of a national collective recovery movement.
One of the staff members Paul Wade said: “It was a great honour to represent Doncaster services at the Recovery Walk and in spite of the bad weather more people than ever attended from our area this year.
“This demonstrates that recovery really is contagious, as Doncaster’s own recovery movement is growing from strength to strength, and a real sense of community is being developed”.
He added: “Everyone who took part is living proof that with the right attitude, treatment and support recovery is always possible.”
Anyone who needs help or advice on drug or alcohol use can ring (01302) 730956.