Ex-ad­dicts in char­ity nine-miler

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER ad­dicts will take part in a spon­sored walk.

The nine-mile Smile with Ev­ery Mile event on Satur­day, May 21, is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Reach Out And Re­cover group, ROAR, a com­mu­nity based re­cov­ery hous­ing project set up two years ago to help re­cov­er­ing ad­dicts in Mac­cles­field.

The Church­side based group of­fers meet­ings, support and work ex­pe­ri­ence to peo­ple re­cov­er­ing from ad­dic­tions to drugs, al­co­hol, pre­scribed med­i­ca­tion and le­gal highs.

ROAR’s com­mu­nity li­ai­son man­ager Vic Small said the walk’s aim was to raise funds and bring the com­mu­nity to­gether.

She said: “We just can’t wait. The big­gest thing is the com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether. Their support has been out­stand­ing. It’ll be a mas­sive achieve­ment if we do it.”

Around 35 peo­ple will walk from Mac­cles­field Ceno­taph to Mac­cles­field For­est and back, in­clud­ing par­tic­i­pants from char­i­ties Street Wise (CVS), ad­dict support and re­cov­ery group Chang­ing Lanes (CWP) and Mac­cles­field Life­style Group, for adults with dis­abil­i­ties.

The walk starts at 11am. Money raised will go to ROAR.

To spon­sor the walk ring Vic Small on 07584 576 223 or visit the St George’s Street of­fice.

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