Great Get Together event at New Beginnings

A Balby specialist detoxification and day programme which helps people beat their drug and alcohol addictions will be hosting a Summer Fete for service users, friends and neighbours on Friday 16 June.

New Beginnings, which is run by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services is holding the free event as part of a nationwide collaboration called the Great Get Together, which is inspired by MP Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, and aims to bring communities closer together to have fun and celebrate all that we hold in common.

New Beginnings Team Leader Lesley Chrimes said: “These events will be taking place all around the UK to encourage people to reach out to those they might not otherwise, build new relationships and create stronger communities.”

She added: “We hope local people will come along and join us at our event between 11am and 3pm, where we’ll have a variety of stalls and activities for everyone to join in, as well as traditional sports day games and afternoon tea.

“We’ll also be rounding the whole day off with a balloon release.”

To talk to someone in confidence about drug or alcohol issues, please visit Aspire’s live chat at:, or ring (01302) 730956.