Trafford residents urged to join North West Substance Recovery Walk celebrations (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Trafford residents urged to join North West Substance Recovery Walk celebrations
12:00pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
TRAFFORD residents are being encouraged to come along to the North West Substance Recovery Walk and Celebration between 3pm and 7pm on September 15.
At the event, in Longford Park and Longford Park Athletics Club in Stretford, they will join around 1500 people in recovery from substance misuse, currently recovering or supporting someone.
While the athletics track will host the main event - the celebration walk - there will be lots of other highlights. These include a live satellite link to Hartford, Connecticut USA to join their 12th Recovery Walk, live bands, food and information stalls, children’s entertainment and goodie bags.
Executive councillor Dr Karen Barclay said excitement among everyone involved is growing day by day.
“The afternoon promises to be an amazing experience for the walkers, their families and friends and everyone joining in the fun.
“I want to encourage anyone who has been or is currently on the recovery journey, as well as local residents, to come along and join in this significant public demonstration of individual achievements and determination.
“By supporting the walkers, we will be showing we recognise that substance misuse affects us all in some way. The council and those working with people with substance problems appreciate how easy it is for a social glass of wine to become half a bottle or more a night, or for recreational drug use to become a dependency. “This is why we remain committed to ensuring anyone with a real substance misuse problem can easily access effective expertise, help, guidance and support. It is this commitment which has seen Trafford acknowledged as having the North West’s best Drug and Alcohol Services.”
Anyone wanting to get involved or needing more information about the Recovery Walk can e-mail email@example.com or call 0161 912 3431.