Gareth, one of our volunteers in North Lancashire, arranged a free wellbeing morning for service users this month; here’s his take on it…
“There was 6 of us in total and the morning started with indoor climbing walls. Many different walls, with various challenges on each wall/activity. After the climbing; we went on the gravity tower which is a 20m high structure with different activities at various heights.
Everyone had a great day and there was so much to do. The instructors said that they really enjoyed taking the group as we all interacted together and worked as a team though out. But most of all they could see we were all enjoying it and our positive vibe was infectious. It showed people what life is really all about, that you can empower people and give then strength on their recovery journey, build a new network by just getting out and trying something new.
As you can see in the pictures; such a great day and we are looking forward to the next one!”
Reformed addicts: Here is how a prison visit from Red Rose Recovery helped drug addict Steven kick the habit which killed his brother
Steven Brown, who has since moved on to new pastures and a new job, came through Red Rose Recovery and the Lancashire User Forum from Prison to a fully fledged staff member.
In this article he shares some of that journey.
You can read the full story by clicking here.
Red Rose Recovery Awarded Funding From The National Lottery Community Fund!
Following a competitive application process, we’re delighted to announce award of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund amounting to nearly £400,000 to develop the work we do with vulnerable communities across Lancashire.
Commissioned in 2015 by Lancashire County Council Public Health to support individuals with experience of substance or alcohol misuse, we’ve grown significantly, working with partners and developing the reach of our services to help people facing a range of challenges.
This is achieved through positive peer associations and supporting personal development through wellbeing improvements and engagement in wider activities including training, volunteering and creating sustainable community projects.
We’re truly grateful to the fund and the millions of ordinary people who through their Lotto contributions enable organisations like ours to grow-helping their local communities to thrive.
This rounds off a fabulous year for Red Rose Recovery having also received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!
To find out more about what we do check out the rest of our website or download the Red Rose Recovery digital app from the App Store or Google Play.
If you live in Lancashire and you or a family member are experiencing issues around addiction please get in touch with our Preston office on 01772 821440, all calls are treated in the strictest confidence.
Duke of Cambridge’s praise for recovering drug addicts
One of our current staff members and another staff member who has recently moved on to new pastures meet William & Kate.
You can read the full story here.