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500 mile recovery walk – can you help?

"We will walk together to take our pride of place at the head of the assembled march."
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500 mile recovery walk – can you help?

Tuesday 02, May 2017 by Kuladharini

‘And I will walk 500 miles and I will walk 500 more’.  

How many of us sang that at the top of our voices at last years’ recovery walk?  Well, this year two of us will be raising funds during July to pay for an amazing recovery walk Scotland in Dundee on 30th September. We will raise the money by walking 500 miles round Scotland.  And for good measure we will be making recovery from addiction and family recovery really visible all over Scotland.

When my sister called the day after last years’ recovery walk in Falkirk and said, “I had a dream”, I was all-agog. “I had a dream,” she said, “of walking the length and breadth of Scotland raising funds for Recovery Walk Scotland.”  My response was immediate and visceral. “And I want to go with you”, the reply was out of mouth before I knew it and my whole body was doing a wee jiggy dance for joy.

So I will walk 500 miles and my sister Karen will walk 500 more this July as part of the Recovery Walk Scotland 2017 fundraising efforts.  We have a great team behind us; Russ, Mo, Lynn and Frances who will be moving equipment and keeping us resourced. We have a filmmaker, Robyn, who will be recording it. The route is planned and the training is long underway.

Our goal is to make a sizeable dent in the money it can cost to put on the Recovery Walk Scotland events. The money will be used for buying the hundreds of roses we will float on the river Tay in memory of our loved ones lost to addictions. It will be used to hire the staging, sound systems, fences, toilets and marquees we use on the festival site.  Changes in the law mean we have to now also find cash for private traffic management systems around the walk route. 100% of the money raised through this 500mile recovery walk fundraising effort goes direct to the recovery walk Scotland fund.

We will leave Glasgow on 30th June and arrive 500 miles later on foot in Edinburgh on 28th July.  We plan to make recovery from addiction and family recovery more visible on the way.  In our team Hi Viz vests we will be talking to anyone and everyone on the way about recovery from addiction and family recovery. It’s a bold and ambitious plan – to do the West Highland way, the great Caledonian canal, the coastal path from inverness to Edinburgh all in a single walking trip. We will be walking 20 miles or more a day 6 days a week for a month. We definitely need your help to make it a rollicking success.

We can do the walking - can you gather in the sponsors? We want 50 people to guarantee raising at least £100 each and 5 Businesses to guarantee giving at least £500 each…

If want a sponsor form or a business donation form

Call us on 0141 552 1355

Or email: heather@scottishrecoveryconsortium.org

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