Service users and staff join UK Recovery Walk

More than 90 service users, peer support workers, carers and staff from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) have taken part in a charity walk to promote recovery from addiction.

On Saturday 29 September the group joined thousands of individuals from around the UK to walk through the city of Brighton & Hove in the 4th annual UK Recovery Walk. The walk is a celebration of recovery and of lives turned around from despair and chaos to positive engagement with life.

The CNWL group was one of the largest to attend and were easy to spot in their blue CNWL t-shirts promoting and raising awareness of the walk (see picture below).

Around 3,000 people joined in to walk along the seafront and through the main streets in Brighton to Preston Park where refreshments, music and speeches followed. The event was promoted through Facebook and people took to the page after the event to celebrate the achievements:

“It was brilliant to stand tall and be proud of my recovery.”

“I thought it was one of the best days I’ve had this year.”

Annette Dale-Perera, Director of Addictions services at CNWL said “The event was inspirational, greatly enjoyed by all and showed a hugely positive face of recovery from addiction.”

For more information and pictures of the event visit the Facebook page or event website using the links below:

 

Service users and staff join the UK Recovery WalkService users and staff join the UK Recovery Walk