Double Impact, a charity that provides support and services to people recovering from addiction, organised a memorable Christmas outing for their service users.
The day started with a round of crazy golf, where the service users and volunteers had lots of fun navigating through the various obstacles and challenges of the course. It was a great opportunity for participants to bond and socialise with each other and the staff members in a relaxed and informal setting. After the game, the group headed to Café Sobar, Double Impact's social enterprise , to enjoy a delicious meal together. The alcohol-free venue is known for its regular safe social events and for creating employment opportunities for people in recovery.
The outing was made possible thanks to the generous donations of companies and individuals who support Double Impact's work. The Connect Fund, a fundraising initiative created by the charity, has been instrumental in providing funding for events like this that help bring positive experiences and safe social activities to the people the charity serves.
Claire Hannah, Volunteering Coordinator at Recovery Links Nottinghamshire who organised the trip, expressed her gratitude for the generosity of donors and their commitment to supporting the charity's mission. She said, "It was fantastic to see our service users having such a great time together. We know that addiction can be a lonely and isolating experience, and events like this, especially at Christmas, remind us of the importance of connection and community. We are grateful to everyone who made this possible and look forward to creating more opportunities like this in the future."
Cafe Sobar also served up a free Christmas meal to beneficiaries and their families and friends, with the support of the fund.