Hatfield Water Park is set to stage the fourth annual Recovery Games this Friday, 18 August.
Hundreds of people from all corners of the UK are expected to gather together to compete in teams during a day filled with gladiator style games and obstacle courses that include big inflatable human hungry hippos, a human wrecking ball, and a paint powder festival.
The Recovery Games celebrates the achievements of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and is organised by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with registered charity The Alcohol and Drug Service.
Event organiser Neil Firbank, Aspire Agile Case Manager, said: “The Recovery Games symbolises that recovery does and can happen with the right support. Every person taking part in the games is on their own journey of recovery and once a year they join in and have fun with others who are also experiencing the recovery process.
“It’s a great day out for the whole family and once again we hope that local people will come along and show their support”.
Entry to the event is free and the action starts at 10.00am, at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, Old Thorne Road, DN7 6EQ, followed by a festival of colour and the all-important final at about 4.15pm.
Stuart Green, Service Manager for Aspire, said: “This is a real opportunity for communities to connect and join in building important relationships not only at the event but with peers within their teams. We are hoping this year to make it bigger, better and louder.”
To find out more about the games, or Aspire’s services, contact 01302 730956 or visit www.aspire.community
Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services operate community hubs within Doncaster, including one at Stainforth Clinic situated behind the library on Church Road. The hub is open Mondays and Thursdays, 9am to 5pm.