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New Beginnings Great Get Together

A Doncaster service that supports the recovery and wellbeing of people with drug and alcohol issues joined the national Great Get Together to celebrate community kindness and respect.

New Beginnings, which is part of Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) in partnership with registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS), provides a specialist rehabilitation and detox service.

Over 60 local people joined the team for Afternoon Tea on Marshall Avenue in Balby for a community get together and had tours of the services and projects it provides.

Neil Firbank, Senior Day Programme Lead at New Beginnings, said: “I am very pleased that so many people joined us in an enjoyable afternoon of music and conversation to celebrate everything we have in common in our community.”

The Great Get Together was held between June 21- 23 and inspired by the late Jo Cox MP to encourage communities across the country to get together.

Tim Young, Chief Executive of The Alcohol & Drug Service, said: “Bringing people together and making connections is something to be cherished and a great benefit both for individuals and the community as a whole.”

The Great Get Together was formed in 2017 by the family and friends of Jo Cox by the More in Common in partnership with more than 100 organisations. The event is now a project of The Jo Cox Foundation.

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol issues and want to talk in confidence please visit or ring 01302 730956.

Neil Firbank is pictured fourth right with volunteer mentors and some of the people at the event.
Neil Firbank is pictured fourth right with volunteer mentors and some of the people at the event.