Join us on the Leeds Waterfront Recovery Walk

5 WAYS are organising their own Leeds Waterfront Recovery Walk for September, which is National Recovery Month.

This is in part because FAVOR UK  have postponed having a Recovery Walk in Newcastle that is open to people nationally until next year.

Everyone is welcome to join in and celebrate recovery from issues with alcohol and drugs. Wear some purple and bring along friends and family too.

5 WAYS staff member Carla Carr, who is organising the walk, said, “We’re all really excited, as this year will be the first time we have organised our own large scale Recovery Walk in Leeds.

“Celebrating recovery like this, taking a pride in what people have achieved for themselves and their loved ones is so important. We are demonstrating that recovery is not only possible but highly desirable too. Hopefully, this walk will be a taste of things to come in the future.”

The walk will be from Leeds Dock to 5 WAYS along the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal.

En route to 5 WAYS, the walkers will pass through Brewery Wharf, Granary Wharf, and on past the Oddy and St Annes Locks a distance of about three miles.

To sign up you must let someone at  5 WAYS know that you would like to take part. Everyone is welcome. Call 0113 887 2749 email 5ways@forwardleeds.gov.uk or speak to someone when you are there.

Meet at the Forward Leeds Kirkgate hub at 10am on Saturday 4th September. Those taking part must be abstinent on the day.