Happy New Year!
Well what a year 2015 has been. We have seen recovery in York go from strength to strength. Check out what we have been getting up to below in our snap-shot of the year! We would love to hear your thoughts on these events so please do feel to comment at the very bottom of the page!
December – The Recovery Xmas Party
York in Recovery (YIR) funded a Christmas Party in December. This was a fantastic recovery themed evening full of festive fun and packed with entertainment including a live pianist, solo artists, Ooooooze’s of raffle prizes, recovery themed visuals and Recovery Sings@LIAMS performing an array of both chart hits and traditional Christmas songs. People tucked into some ‘posh nosh’ and filled their boots!
The evening saw people go away with raffle prizes including some fantastic local artwork, a fully paid family meal at a local restaurant and dozens of other fantastic prizes all donated by local businesses and people in or around recovery. The event was so successful we are hoping to hold another this year. Watch this space…………
Did you attend the Xmas Party? Have a good time? Want to share anything. Perhaps you have suggestions for next time? We would love to hear your views. Please leave your comments on the section at the bottom of this page
October – Recovery Sings@LIAMS in York Minster
Recovery Sings@LIAMS performed in the Chapter House at York Minster and delivered some funk and soul to an audience of over 100 people including representatives from York City Council and Public Health England as well as people in and around recovery. Sharon Stoltz, the Interim Director of Public Health, opened the gig and the support was truly amazing. Songs performed included artists such as Robbie Williams, Nina Simone, Elton John, Madness, The Killers and Paloma Faith. Check out the video clips below. Recovery Sings@LIAMS will be performing again later on this year. Keep checking the York in Recovery website to keep updated with what’s coming up in 2016!
October – Public Health England visit The HUB
A big thank you to Duncan Selbie, the Chief Executive of Public Health England for dropping in to The Hub at St Bedes to discuss addiction recovery with the community in York. Lots of laughter and honest chat about the wonderful journey of recovery.
September – The UK Recovery Walk in Durham
YIR put their walking boots on and strutted their stuff in Durham last September. The walk brings people from all over the country together to promote recovery, raise awareness and show long-term recovery is a reality. Although the weather wasn’t on our side, it only made our smiles broader. What an amazing day. This year the walk will be in Halton near Liverpool on the 10th September 2016. Keep an eye out for updates here: www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org/the-walks/
July – The Dragon Boat Race
The paddles came out for the third year running at the annual Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race! The York in Recovery Team donned their wigs and shades to perfection and paddled up and down the river Ouse like there was no tomorrow. The strength of recovery was enormous and everyone involved gave it their all so a big thank you to all who took part in last year’s race. You raised a whopping £761.33 to support recovery in York.
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We hope to secure a boat for the 2016 race. Check out the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge page: www.yorkrotary.co.uk/2016-race/4553896943