A Recovery Walk is to be held later this year in Birmingham to celebrate people in recovery from addiction, mental health difficulties, abuse, and oppression. Organisers estimate 3,000 people will join the walk culminating in a festival style event.
The organiser’s aim is to create an opportunity for people in recovery to celebrate and connect with others. In addition it is hoped that the event will offer hope and inspiration for those people still in need and not yet accessing support.
The walk takes place on Sunday 22nd September beginning at Victoria Square at 12.00pm and arriving at Calthorpe Park at 12:45pm where live music, food stalls, artists and entertainers will showcase the ever growing recovery community’s diverse range of talent.
The event is a positive response to the negative stories of addiction and mental health difficulties that dominate the news. We’re highlighting that people can get better and lead meaningful and productive lives
The organisers welcome everyone passionate about recovery to come along and celebrate on the day.
Chair of the organising committee Richard Maunders said:
“Those of us who were privileged to take part in the UK Recovery Walk in Brighton last year know what a powerful message of hope these events can bring to individuals, families and communities. We’re extremely proud that Birmingham has been chosen to host the event this year in recognition of its title ‘the recovery capital of the UK’ and look forward to highlighting that recovery can be meaningful, achievable and fun. So whether you’re in recovery yourself, related to someone in recovery or just want to join in our celebration we’d love to see you on September 22nd.”
The event is sponsored by national substance misuse charity Addaction, who (with Cranstoun) are commissioned by Warwickshire’s Drug & Alcohol Action Team to provide the drug and alcohol service The Recovery Partnership in Warwickshire.
For more information about how to get involved and to register visit: www.ukrw2013.co.uk