The Recovery Games
Why we need your help
Please help us to raise money to host our annual “Recovery Games” in which we celebrate the gains made by those in recovery from drug and/or alcohol use. Hosted by Aspire, a partnership between RDaSH and ADS, the games are now an established fixture in the UK Recovery Calendar. The Recovery Games offer an exciting platform for people in treatment and recovery, those working with them along with friends, family and other members of the community they live in to have fun and build on the principles of connecting with each other in new ways without substances.
This is a one day event, hosted at the local waterpark in Doncaster and planned this year for 16th August.
Teams from all parts of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire will be invited to enter events throughout the day. Competitors will take part in events such as canoeing, climbing and many other events on giant inflatable arenas. The Games offer visible evidence that recovery does and can happen and attendance has grown year on year with over 750 people joining us in 2018 for a fun packed day of celebration.
It takes a lot of courage to overcome addiction and face your problems and decide you will learn to handle them in a different way. That is why it is important that mile stones on the road to recovery are recognised and celebrated. The Games celebrates people’s recovery from substance misuse and includes their friends, family and the wider community. The Games provides tangible evidence that recovery does happen and as importantly an event where families can begin to believe that they can have fun together and establish a positive relationship with loved ones. For many children the Games may be the first time for many years they have been able to ‘play’ and have fun with a parent and for some it may be the first time ever. Over the years the event has grown into a wider community celebration, changing attitudes and challenging stereotypes.
No matter how big or small the donation, all contributions will make a lasting difference to those affected by substance misuse. Recovery becomes contagious within communities when it’s visible, when it’s seen and felt. Such events bring together the recovery community, re-enforce existing networks and build new ones.
Please support us and become a part of this fantastic event!
raised towards £12,000.00 target
Spread the word
Aug 12, 2019
Jul 15, 2019
Breaking Free Online
Jul 09, 2019
The Therapy Centre
May 24, 2019
Jane Bilsland Kathryn Croydon Sue Wilson
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £12,023.50
Raised offline £10,011.00