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Recovery Walk Scotland 2017

Recovery Walk Scotland 2017

“Love Makes You Family” was the theme of this year’s Recovery Walk Scotland.

 

As 2000 people met to celebrate family members and friends who have embarked on or have walked a road of recovery from addiction, the sense of support, community and (arguably) love was tangible.

Before the celebrations began, a sombre silence descended as single roses were placed in the River Tay representing loved ones who were lost to addiction over the last year.

Attentions then turned to making Recovery visible through the streets of Dundee.  Led by an African Band and with colourful banners held high, the crowd made their way through the city, eventually arriving at the Recovery Village and Festival on Magdalene Green featuring musicians, speakers and activities for children. 

Within the Recovery Village, CrossReach distributed over 700 items of fruit, and a similar number of healthy fruit drinks to the thirsty walkers, promoting healthy life changes and choices in support of sustained Recovery. 

Reflecting on the day, CrossReach’s Head of Service for Substance Misuse, Vic Walker said,

“I am delighted our services from Inverness, Glasgow, Dundee, Angus and Edinburgh are represented here today.  CrossReach is proud to be a sponsor for this great event promoting recovery for the people of Scotland.”

 

 

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