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£336raised of £300 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £336 to support Sheffield Recovery Community

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 11th April 2017

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    Story

    I've decided to run the Sheffield Half Marathon and raise money for the Sheffield Recovery Community Drop-in.

    Sheffield Recovery Community started about 2 years ago as an informal support group online for individuals in recovery from either their own, or a loved ones drug and/or alcohol addiction. It's grown into an amazing network that provides friendship, support, advice and encouragement to anyone in, or thinking about recovery. Sheffield Recovery Community is run by people in recovery, for people in (or contemplating) recovery. Everyone gives their time on a voluntary basis and together they've put recovery on the map locally.

    In October 2016, Sheffield Recovery community launched their drop-in in collaboration with a local boxing club in order to utilise the benefits of sport and fitness in the recovery journey, as well as provide a safe place for people to come together for support, friendship and advice. Since opening their doors the weekly sessions have been a huge success, to the point where they're just about to launch a second weekly session.

    Any money raised will go towards helping run the drop in, maintain equipment, provide refreshments, and kit people out with basic gym gear so they can start to use the benefits of sport within their recovery.

    Personal story:

    Recovery isn't just about overcoming an addiction, its about rebuilding life: working through the issues, re-learning how to love oneself, taking one step at a time, prioritising mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Recovery is possible! What I love about the drop-in is that it combines the benefits of sport and fitness training into recovery. Personally, I've never struggled with addiction, however I'm 4 years down the road on my own journey of recovery from PTSD. Although I'm now well, I still have to regularly prioritse self-care and use running to help with this. I'm hoping to be able to use something that's helped me to give something back and help others.

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    • Vicky Ward2 years ago
      Vicky Ward

      Vicky Ward

      2 years ago

      Thanks so much to everyone who has sent messages of support and/or donated to the fundraising. We've hit the fundraising target which is just brilliant and Sheffield Recovery community will make good use of the funds to support individuals on their recovery journey. The race was great and brutal both at the same time, with temperatures reaching 22 degrees by the time I crossed the finish line. I completed the course in a steady 2hours 21 minutes and that ice cream in the park yesterday afternoon was well earned! Massive thanks again, Vicky

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    • Vicky Ward2 years ago
      Vicky Ward

      Vicky Ward

      2 years ago

      Massive thank you to everyone of you that has supported Sheffield Recovery Community. With 2 sleeps to go we've literally achieved the fundraising target which is brilliant! Tapering (two weeks of low-key training and lots of rest) is always a pleasure, and after a deep tissue sports massage yesterday morning my legs are feeling ready to go. Not long now and it's going to be a hot one! :-)

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    • Vicky Ward2 years ago
      Vicky Ward

      Vicky Ward

      2 years ago

      Sheffield Recovery Community doing what they do best! The cover photo was taken inJanuary at one of the weekly drop-in sessions. In their words, it was a "Reet turn out at de hood tonight".

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    Supporters

    26

    • Laura Williams

      Laura Williams

      Apr 9, 2017

      Well done Vic's

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 9, 2017

      Go for it Vicky!! :-D xx

      £5.00

    • Fiona Duffy

      Fiona Duffy

      Apr 8, 2017

      Good luck tomorrow! Xx

      £10.00

    • Rachel King

      Rachel King

      Apr 8, 2017

      Congrats on reaching your target. Have a great run!! ☀️🤗

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 7, 2017

    • Mike Fitter

      Mike Fitter

      Apr 6, 2017

      I'm alongside you Vicky all the way (in my imagination)

      £10.00

    • Jez Green

      Jez Green

      Apr 6, 2017

      All the best Vicky - hope you enjoy the event :)

      £10.00

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