Devon launches a new Recovery Fund

Life can be tough for people like me, with addictions and in recovery. Getting out for fresh air, exercise and enjoying our local communities can be easy for some but extraordinarily challenging for those with complex lives however it has SO many benefits and has changed my life and we have the opportunity to change more, together.

Together Service user

Together Drug & Alcohol Services, EDP’s Devon service has just launched a new Recovery Fund. Why, you may ask, does Together need such a fund? Find out from a group of service users that have written an open letter to the people of Devon explaining more about what it means to be in recovery and why it matters so much to support the people in their community.

Reducing or stopping substances leaves a huge void in your life and so it is vital to find somewhere you feel at home and safe, to build new positive relationships, find hobbies and things you are passionate about and overall feel you have a sense of purpose and place within this new world. As you can imagine, it is common that we do not have the funds to make these things happen. We want to register for courses, improve our mental and physical health and create sustainable, purposeful and enjoyable recovery but we simply do not have the money to do so. This is why Together is creating a Recovery Fund – so that people engaged with our service and their own recovery, can obtain grants to do what matters to them when they do not have other means to do so.

Open letter from Together Peer Mentors & Volunteers to the people of Devon

There is a week of fundraising activities planned so that the Recovery Fund can start actively helping people.

Day 1: Monday 13th September 2021 – Saunton Sands Swim, Activities and Beach Clear, at 11am
Day 2: Tuesday 14th September 2021 – Tarka Trail Walk, Run and Cycle in North Devon, at 11am
Day 3: Wednesday 15th September 2021 – Walk, Kayak and Canoe down Exeter Canal, at 11am
Day 4: Thursday 16th September 2021 – Nature Walk, Foraging and Tai Chi around Belstone, at 11am
Day 5: Friday 17th September 2021 – Dawlish Warren Beach Coastal Walk, Yoga and Beach Clear, at 11am

To join us, meet the volunteers and get active please book your space HERE

One-off Text Giving –
Text to donate £5 : RECOVERYFUND 5 to 70085
Text to donate £10 : RECOVERYFUND 10 to 70085
Text to donate £20 : RECOVERYFUND 20 to 70085

…..and so on. 

To find out more and donate please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/recoveryadventurechallenge

100% of the money raised will go to service users to support their journey of recovery.

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