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On the 13th September 2017 Bridge staged their second Recovery Day event, after the huge success of the first event in May 2017.

Bridge Members from all 3 sites (Corby, Northampton and Wellingborough) were invited to participate.

Due to the inclement weather on the day we were unable to hold the event as planned in Beckets Park, but Bridge successfully rolled their back up plan into place, holding the event indoors at Northampton Bridge and the day was a roaring success.

Members were allocated into 4 groups to take part in the events. These groups were allocated so that Members from each site were mixed together in each group. This gave everyone a chance to meet new people; they commented on how refreshing this was. Each group was supervised by a Team Leader, who made sure everyone in their groups was in the right place at the right time.

The day started with 30-minute Recovery Group Sessions, the themes of which were Sticks, Pass the Orange, Passage from a Book and Subject. Group discussion in each group was based around these topics and each group took part in 2 sessions each. Members commented afterwards on how much they enjoyed this, as many did not usually take part in Recovery Sessions.

This was followed by Complementary Therapies, which were Kundalini Meditation, Audio Meditation, Desert Island Discs and Acupuncture. Members could choose which therapy they wished to participate in.

We then took a break for lunch, which was an indoor picnic prepared by the amazing kitchen team at Northampton Bridge.

After lunch, we held a volleyball tournament. Format was 2 semi- finals and a final. The competition was won by Group 1, who staged a famous recovery from 8-4 down to sneak a win by 9-8, with seconds to spare.

The finale was an Obstacle Course competition. Participants had to run with an egg and spoon, then had to put on a wig, scarf and big knickers, then ride a Space Hopper up and down the course.

These last 2 events were really funny and it was great to see so many Members enjoying themselves and supporting each other.

All in all, the day was a huge success and we have had positive feedback from all involved. Roll on the next Recovery Day!!

Andrew Bailey


Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.