Roll up for the recovery carnival

Stuart Green.
Stuart Green.
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A recovery carnival organised by the Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) Drug and Alcohol Services team is taking place on Saturday September 6 at Sandall Park,

The event will celebrate mutual aid and recovery, reduce stigma - and raise money for the Aurora Cancer Charity.

The day aims to promote recovery from illicit drugs and alcohol.

It is Designed to be family friendly and fun, the event will include activities and attractions such as team events like tug of war, a space hopper relay and a ‘lob a welly’ competition, as well as guest speakers and music from local bands.

Service Manager Stuart Green said: “The event will bring together local communities, families, carers and friends to raise awareness of mutual aid and peer-led support networks.

“We want to demonstrate, not only that there is a life after drugs, but also that recovery is infectious and motivating.”

Mutual aid support groups taking part include Narcotics Anonymous; Alcoholics Anonymous; Support 4 Change, a local group for family and loved ones affected by a person’s drug and alcohol use; SMART Recovery, GLOW (women in recovery), mentors and volunteers from Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services (DDAS) and New Directions.

Anyone seeking help or advice can contact 01032 730956 or