A support worker at New Beginnings in Doncaster is doing the Total Warrior endurance challenge to raise money for the Recovery Games, an annual event which celebrates the achievements of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Lynne Andrews who works at the specialist detoxification and rehabilitation unit, will face the seven mile obstacle race on June 24, battling through mud, ice and fire with her team mates the Donny Destroyers.
Lynne said: “For me the Total Warrior is the ultimate test of strength, stamina and sheer determination. I decided to take on this challenge and do my bit for the Recovery Games and show that people can and do fight their way back to recovery from substance addiction with the right support and strength of character. Together with the Donny Destroyers we will be wearing purple, the international colour of recovery.”
New Beginnings which is part of Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service provides a range of specialist detoxification and rehabilitation programmes to support and help people in recovery from substance addiction.
The Recovery Games is held in August each year and is a major event in the recovery calendar. It brings together people from all parts of the UK, who are involved in treatment and recovery, including support workers, their family and friends to go head-to-head in fun packed ground and water sports.
If you would like to support Lynne and the Donny Destroyers in their Recovery Games fundraising challenge please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lynneandrews1
If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol issues and want to talk in confidence please visit Aspire’s live chat at: www.aspire.community, or ring 01302 730956.