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A BEACON OF LIGHT
UK Recovery Walk 2022
This year the city of Newcastle will host the UK Recovery Walk 2022. The annual walk celebrates people who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and supports people who are on their recovery journeys. Organised by Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR UK), the walk is held every September as part of International Recovery Month.
The UK Recovery Walk 2022 is hoping to attract over 5,000 people and will begin at 12 noon at Ceremonial Way (next to the Civic Centre) on Saturday 17 September. The procession will make its way down Ceremonial Way, through the city centre, returning to Exhibition Park for the rest of the afternoon.
Entertainment and interactive activities for all ages are planned, including live music, a children’s programme including inflatables, sports and fitness challenges and arts and crafts. There will also be a Recovery focused community village, holistic healing therapies, food vendors and a Recovery meeting tent.
People from all over the UK will be travelling to attend the annual UK Recovery Walk 2022. Newcastle Cathedral will be hosting a sleepover for a limited number of people who would otherwise be unable to attend.
A Service of Remembrance & Hope will take place at Newcastle Cathedral on the eve of the walk for people of all faiths and none. This service will take place from 7pm on Friday 16 September, to enable people to remember and give thanks for those who have been lost to their addiction(s). The service will offer hope and unity to all who gather to remember as all those taking part in the Service of Remembrance & Hope are on their own recovery journey.
Please note that this service was originally due to take place at 7:30pm but will now start at 7pm.
Newcastle Cathedral hosts ‘Recovery Church’, a weekly service every Wednesday at 6pm for people in recovery from a range of addictions.
If you would like further information about any of the above, please contact Rev’d Jon Canessa, Lantern Initiative Lead, Newcastle Cathedral, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07952 320213.