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Recovery Walk - Stride and Splash Event

Visible Recovery in South Tyneside

Recovery Walk - Stride and Splash Event

On the 22nd July we celebrated recovery in South Tyneside by having a stride and splash event.

Recovery Champion Michelle Scott and Nurse Prescriber Sharon Gunn wanted to really focus on the fact that recovery is happening in South Tyneside. They wanted to bang that drum and let the folks of Shields hear and see how we are doing it.

Michelle and Sharon wanted to organise an event that would be: fun, promote wellbeing and healthy behaviour and improve lifestyle changes. They decided stride and splash would be a brilliant way to do this.

The event entailed networking across the partnership and trying to get as many people involved as possible. The event included a mile walk around Bents Park followed by an ice cream, a dip in the sea and a picnic on the beach.

Prior to the event Michelle and Sharon ensured a full risk assessment was put in place to ensure our event was safe. They were overwhelmed  with the turn out, the support and enthusiasm of everyone involved .

A big shout out to business man Joe Minchella who kindly provided the ice cream for all involved and has expressed his support for ongoing events in the future. Thank you to the beach lifeguard who oversaw safety during the splash part of the event.

Those that attended have all asked when the next event will take place. We will continue to promote recovery and make it more visible in South Tyneside.

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