A fun-packed day was enjoyed by more than 650 people who came to Doncaster for the fourth annual recovery games. Participants from all over the UK formed 36 teams for the gladiator-style games, which celebrated people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. ‘This year’s games were the biggest and best yet, with the recovery community being stronger and more vibrant than ever,’ said event organiser Neil Firbank, day programme lead for Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service. ‘The event is about letting people know that recovery is alive and being nurtured in many towns across the region and the UK.’ ‘It’s been a fantastic day with hundreds of people celebrating and applauding those in recovery from addiction,’ added Aspire service manager Stuart Green. ‘The event has become a recognised milestone in the recovery calendar. It sees people with different addictions and health conditions come together, connect and learn new skills and most importantly have fun without the need for substances.’ The annual event, funded entirely by donations, is organised by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service, run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the charity The Alcohol and Drug Service. ****Send us your recovery month activities**** September is recovery month! If you'd like your event to be mentioned in our round-up of activities in DDN's October issue, please email up to 350 words to the DDN editor by Friday 22 September.