Big hearted competitors raise £130 for charity


Big hearted competitors from Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Rotherham have helped to raise £130 after taking part in the third annual Recovery Games in Doncaster. 

The event at Hatfield Activity Centre, Hatfield Marina, Doncaster is held to celebrate recovery from drug and alcohol dependence by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) in partnership with registered charity The Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS).

Around 400 service users, volunteers and staff from Aspire, ADS and RDaSH compete in Gladiator-style events.

Aspire Agile Case Manager Neil Firbank, who organised the event, said: “It was a fantastic day. Everyone who attended had a great time and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.

“The Recovery Games event was all about having fun and breaking down stigma, barriers, and it was a chance for people who use drug and alcohol services to show their commitment to giving to others and we’ve raised a marvellous amount for the charity Aurora.”

As well as the games, health professionals were on hand for help and advice, along with motivational speakers, fun activities for families, children and friends, and much more.

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