Getting ready for the Recovery Games

The stage is set for the fourth annual Recovery Games on Friday 18 August at Hatfield Marina in Doncaster.

Over 700 people from all corners of the UK will gather together to compete in teams during a day filled with healthy gladiator style games and obstacle courses that include big inflatable human hungry hippos, a human wrecking ball, and a paint powder festival.

Now into its fourth year the Recovery Games celebrates the achievements of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  The event has grown into a whole community family fun day with lots of activities for spectators.

Event organiser Neil Firbank, Aspire Agile Case Manager, said: “The Recovery Games symbolises that recovery does and can happen with the right support.  Every person taking part in the games is on their own journey of recovery and once a year they join in and have fun with others who are also experiencing the recovery process.

“It’s a great day out for the whole family and once again we hope that local people will come along and show their support.”

Entry is free and the action starts at 10.00am at Hatfield Activity Centre, Old Thorne Road, DN7 6EQ, followed by a festival of colour and the all-important final at about 4.15pm.

Stuart Green, Service Manager for Aspire, said: “This is a real opportunity for communities to connect and join in building important relationships not only at the event but with peers within their teams.  We are hoping this year to make it bigger, better and louder.”

The event is organised by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with registered charity The Alcohol and Drug Service.  The cost of the Recovery Games is met through sponsorship.

To learn more about the Recovery Games, or for a confidential chat about drug or alcohol issues please contact 01302 730956 or visit