Recovery Walk Scotland 2016: Save the Date!
Tuesday 01, March 2016
The Scottish Recovery Consortium and the Scottish Recovery Walk Council 2016 are pleased to announce that Recovery Walk Scotland 2016 will take place in Falkirk on Saturday 17th September 2016.
Subject to approval from Falkirk's planning committee and community trust, this Recovery Walk will assemble at the world famous Kelpie's monument in the Helix Park. The Walk will process from the Kelpies through Falkirk Town Centre and finish in Callandar Park where the Recovery festival will be held.
Recovery Walk Scotland 2016 Council have begun meeting and this strong group of recovery stakeholders from all over Scotland have set themselves a fundraising target of £25, 000 for the event. Also agreed at their first meeting in Falkirk last week was the theme for this years walk and festival.
Inspired by the upsurge of recovery activism within HMP Perth and other prisons in Scotland, the Walk Council has decided to adopt the prison recovery slogan "Recovery Comes From Within" as its theme for the whole event. The Council felt as a theme it works for communities in recovery, individuals in recovery and organisations in recovery, so everyone can contribute.
Kuladharini, Chief Executive of the SRC and part of the Walk Council said
" This years walk organisation has got off to a tremendous start with the assembled forces on the walk council enthusiastically embracing the challenges and opportunities of fundraising, organisation and mobilisation of the biggest outdoor recovery event in Scotland. We are utterly delighted by the warmth and helpfulness of the local authorities towards the idea of the recovery walk taking place in Falkirk. It all augurs well for a good event in September 2016"