Alcohol free festive fun at New Beginnings

In the run up to Christmas, New Beginnings, a local service that supports the recovery of people from drug and alcohol addiction held its Christmas Fayre in Doncaster.

Over 50 people turned up for the drug and alcohol free festive celebrations.

The day offered a unique opportunity for guests to experience what a day is like on the programme. There were also 15 graduations for the mentor course that has seen both people with lived experience and an interest in drug and alcohol addiction complete the accredited course.

The event was rounded up by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s choir the ‘Feelgood Singers’ – who got everyone singing along.

Stuart Green, Aspire Service Manager, said: “It was amazing to see such a vibrant busy atmosphere with people at all stages of recovery and treatment celebrate and share strength about wellbeing with loved ones and their family.”

Neil Firbank, Senior Day Programme Lead at New Beginnings, said: “It was a fun festive event with the Trust’s choir singing songs on the day. As well as the Christmas activities there was plenty of advice and information available on health promotion. We are very pleased that so many local people came along and joined us in our Christmas celebration and of those in recovery from addiction.”

The event raised an amazing £316 which will be put towards the 2019 Recovery Games.

New Beginnings is based on Marshall Avenue, Balby, Doncaster and provides a specialist rehabilitation and detox service for people experiencing substance misuse. If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol issues and want to talk in confidence please visit or ring 01302 730956.