Doncaster cancer charity benefits from recovery event

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Around £400 has been raised to help people fighting cancer at an event to celebrate recovery from drug and alcohol dependency.

Nearly 400 visitors and participants turned out to The Recovery Games and at the same time raised cash through sponsorship for Aurora Wellbeing Centres.

Teams of eight to 10 people from across Doncaster and Rotherham, as well as from further afield, took part in competitive team building activities held at Hatfield Marina, Doncaster. It was organised by Drug and Alcohol staff from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

The games, held for the second year running, is where teams of service users, their family members, volunteers and staff work together, competing against other teams from within RDaSH and from services and organisations across the region.

RDaSH Support Worker Neil Firbank, who organises the event, said: “The event was a huge success and raised a fantastic amount for people with cancer. More sponsorship is also expected to come in.

“The event is about having fun and breaking down barriers, and is a chance for users of Drug and Alcohol Services to show their commitment to giving something back to others.”

Anyone wanting information or support around addiction issues should call 01302 730956 or visit Drug Hub=