‘Miracles do happen’ thanks to festive spirit of recovery group
A COMMUNITY group helping people recover from drug addiction held their first ever carol concert.
Reach Out and Recover, a community based housing project set up last year, raised £400 for food bank Silk Life with the event at St Michael’s Church, which saw recovering addicts, their families and staff dress up as elves and angels.
Recovery worker Vicky Millward said: “It was a really touching evening with families torn apart from their loved ones through addiction coming back together.
“It was great to see children with their parents back in their lives too. It’s proof that miracles do happen!”
She added: “We’ve had letters and Christmas cards from children saying ‘thanks for keeping my mummy safe’ and ‘thanks for giving me my daddy back’. We had one card with a picture of Santa on it saying: ‘To my daddy’s little helpers’.”
Songs on the menu included traditional carols as well as fun songs such as Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. Vicky added: “Our services users loved the concert and it showed them there is life after addiction.”