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Barrow Parish Council

Recovery Walk

A message from Clive Wright, Chief Executive Shropshire Council:

I’d like to encourage you to help bring an important national event to Shropshire.

The UK Recovery Walk is an annual event that aims to celebrate recovery and freedom from drug and alcohol dependence. Held each September, as part of International Recovery Month, the walk draws thousands of people from all over the country to come together and provide hope and inspiration to those who are struggling to overcome their drug and alcohol misuse. 

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the walk in the UK.  Shrewsbury is just one of two places in the UK who are bidding to be the host town for the walk in 2018 and will be competing against the city of Bradford. Your support will be much appreciated to bring the Recovery Walk to Shropshire.

Hosting the Recovery Walk in Shrewsbury will mean so much more than just the day itself, it would be a real catalyst for the continued development of effective recovery from drug and alcohol dependence in our county. The event will raise awareness of drug and alcohol dependency and challenge the stigma linked with substance misuse, demonstrating that recovery is possible.

UK Recovery Walk is organised by Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) UK, a national charity, and voting for Shrewsbury could not be easier. Please support Shropshire’s bid by following the link below and select Shrewsbury, the process will only take a few seconds:


Please share this message and encourage friends and family to vote too.

Voting is open now and will close at 12.00pm, Friday 28th July

Many thanks.