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The Matthew Project

Walk to Remember, 2024

On 2nd March 2024, we are hosting our annual Walk to Remember. This event offers an opportunity to remember anyone impacted by drug and alcohol misuse whilst raising funds for our lifesaving work with young people, adults and veterans in Norfolk.
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On Saturday 2nd March 2024, 12-5pm, we're hosting our annual Walk to Remember. This event offers an opportunity to remember anyone impacted by drug and alcohol misuse or walk in support of those walking in memory of loved ones that have died. We know that substance misuse can affect us all.

Recovery from addiction is a difficult journey and the sad reality is that not everyone makes it. Carole’s idea of a walk last year bringing people together on her son Jonathan’s 50th birthday, has become an annual event for us. Individuals and families walked and remembered someone important to them who is sadly no longer here.

“Jonathan was a loving son who bravely battled his demons with courage and humour, always willing to laugh at himself attempting to bring good cheer. He was a son I was proud of. He was afflicted by heroin addiction, and he also used cocaine regularly. He managed to kick the heroin habit but when he was newly out of prison his tolerance for cocaine weakened by his recovery, he succumbed to a drug overdose. One memory I have is the day my son ended up in the police cells at Bethel Street and someone called Randall from the Mathew Project had seen him there and offered help. On release Jonathan was thrilled, and he said with heartfelt assertion that “we’ll get help now Mum”. It showed his usual way of always wanting to help me in his own way. Despite his addiction I always felt his care for me. The Mathew Project did help but the problem proved too long standing and our horizons were blighted by the enormity of the drug problem in Norfolk. The Matthew Project needs our help to continue their work against a backdrop of sheer enormity and complexity.”

The Walk to Remember event unites those involved with a sense of empowerment and hope. Walking the Norwich City Council ‘Nooks and Crannies’ route, the 5.7 mile walk meanders around the city centre. All ages are welcome, to join us for all or part of the walk. There are two meet-up points along the way, one at the Forum and the other at the Cathedral for anyone wanting to join in for parts of the walk. (View the route here)

The event starts at The Matthew Project Oak Street Recovery Hub at 12pm and finishes with a service of reflection with our chaplain Revd Annie Blyth and refreshments at St. Georges Church, Colegate.

We also want to use this opportunity to highlight The Matthew Project services and to raise vital funds which will help us to continue supporting vulnerable children, young people, and adults across our communities.

Please show your support of this event and our work with a donation, thank you.

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The Matthew Project

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Empowering young people and adults to overcome drugs, alcohol, and mental health issues so they can live their lives more fully. In addition, we offer specialist services for both family members impacted by others’ substance misuse and for veterans.

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