Recovery Walk 2017 Blackpool

Ten service users, five members of staff and one volunteer joined a cast of thousands as they enjoyed the sun and sights of Blackpool at this year’s Recovery Walk.

2017 was the ninth time that the event had been held. Thousands of people in recovery, were joined by family and friends for the biggest gathering of people in recovery in Europe. The walk made its way to the Blackpool Tower where there was a special party to celebrate the joys of recovery.

Staff and service users from Skipton has designed their own t-shirts with their own personal recovery messages, providing colourful and personal messages for everyone to enjoy.  Staff, service users and volunteers had all worked together to raise funds for the recovery event – they would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved who helped raise a grand total of £256.03.

Amanda Lowe, from the North Yorkshire Horizons skipton Hub, was impressed by the dedication of everyone involved. She said: “I would like to personally thank our very committed staff team for giving up their Saturday to support the event.  Claire-Marie Jackson for planning and running our fundraising event, Susan Mcinnes for arranging a designer and materials to create the amazing t-shirts, Heidi Jones for promoting the walk and planning and facilitating the table top sale in the town hall and to Simon Booth for being our mini bus driver for the day.”



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