A team from the Humankind Charity, cycling from Manchester to Middlesbrough on a fundraising and awareness raising Ride for Recovery, has today been travelling through Yorkshire.
The group will ride over 150 miles in total, from Manchester, across the Pennines, arriving in the Teesside town for the start of the UK Recovery Walk.
On Day One, they traveled to Leeds via Halifax. Today they left Leeds, stopping off at the Headingley cricket ground, before riding via Pool in Wharfedale, Killinghall, Fountains Abbey and Ripon ending at our Northallerton hub of North Yorkshire Horizons.
Lee Wilson, Humankind Director of Leeds, said: “All the users of our service, our volunteers and staff at Forward Leeds are sending their support to everyone taking part in the Humankind Ride for Recovery.
“We really enjoyed welcoming the riders at the Leeds recovery hub 5 WAYS, as they arrived in the city. Forward Leeds had a big reception planned to welcome the riders.”
“The Ride for Recovery is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness for those with substance misuse issues that recovery is possible and desirable. It’s also a great way to help break some of the stigma around addiction.”
The sponsorship funds raised by the riders will go towards Humankind’s Service User Fund. The fund is a pot of money for items or activities that will enrich or improve an individual’s or family’s life. That could mean clothes for a job interview or assisting with college equipment and in some cases essential goods for a new home. It can also cover group travel to galleries or museums or fund an important service user event.
You can sponsor the team online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ride-for-recovery-team
This year will be the 11th FAVOR UK Recovery Walk. Humankind is a major sponsor of the event. Every year thousands of people in recovery, their families and friends gather together to celebrate and advocate for recovery. As well as individuals a number of projects and services will be there to celebrate their successes and recovery itself. This will include representation from all of Humankind’s drug and alcohol services.