Some of us from TCA and Cairn Centre Dundee joined the Recovery Walk and festival in Falkirk on Saturday 17 September. The starting point of the walk was the Kelpies, which was quite a dramatic setting, and we walked for over an hour arriving at Callendar park for the festival event. There was a big turnout from people in Scotland including people in recovery, friends, families, treatment providers and supporters.
We were cheered by the local residents and other motorists whilst on our walk. We were pleased to see that Tayside, Angus and Perth were all well represented and there was a good sense of solidarity and a celebratory atmosphere amongst the group and the wider collective.
There was a fantastic band in the park playing consisting of very talented people in recovery and a very inspiring woman gave a talk on the stage about her recovery journey – she is now a successful business woman who works as a volunteer with the Recovery Consortium to inspire others on their recovery journey. The day was enjoyed by all and it brought about a real sense of pride and support for those in recovery.
All the voluntary services within Dundee joined up – Cairn Centre, TSMS, Children First and Cross reach. We look forward to next year’s walk!