Summer events make recovery visible

This summer EDP Dorset have partnered with other health organisations in the county to organise a 5-a-side football competition and take part in the Weymouth Carnival to raise awareness of the services available in the area and to make recovery visible to those looking to address their drug and/or alcohol use.

A 5-Aside Football Competition took place on Sunday 16th August at Redlands in Weymouth and was very well supported. Teams were submitted from Public Health Dorset, EDP, CADAS, Turning Point and Adcap, with Public Health Dorset taking the winner’s trophy! The football tournament was followed by a Hog Roast and Prize Giving on the playing fields in the sun and much fun was had by all!

Carnival Day was a great success despite the diabolical weather! All agencies took turns to distribute information leaflets and Recovery Day goody bags from our marquee on the esplanade and our rather outrageous angel and demon costumes (expertly made by some extremely talented service users) certainly attracted lots of attention from passers-by. Later in the day, staff and volunteers all congregated at Weymouth Pavilion to await the carnival procession and to be judged on our costumes.

Despite the rain and cold wind, everyone threw themselves wholeheartedly into the procession and danced their way from the Pavilion car park to Lodmoor, entertaining the crowds and giving out more goody bags, Dorset Treatment System postcards and balloons.

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