5 WAYS attends Recovery Games

Members of 5 WAYS, volunteers and staff took part in the 10th anniversary Recovery Games near Doncaster on Saturday 16 September.

People in recovery from across England met up at Hatfield Activity Centre to compete in fun-packed games and challenges on land and water.

Lead Practitioner from 5 WAYS Helen Mason said: “It was a brilliant day. Even though there was a cup for the winners, it wasn’t about that. It was just great to come together, with hundreds of people in recovery, overcoming challenges together as a team.

“And then, having a massive party after to celebrate what we achieved on the day and what we’ve all achieved together in life by overcoming issues with alcohol and other drugs”.

Events on the day included a St Ledger race on inflatable horses, axe throwing, wall climbing, football-darts and human table-skittles. It ended with a powder-paint rave.

Dame Carol Black, who undertook the Independent review of drugs on behalf of the UK Government, was there to give a speech. The prizes were handed out by Professor David Best, the country’s first professor of addiction and recovery.