Double Impact’s social enterprise, Cafe Sobar, is 5 years old this week. The cafe was set up to give people in recovery a safe place to socialise and to provide voluntary work experience to those in recovery.
Students from the Lincolnshire Academy attended a special celebration event with staff, family and friends. All the students have achieved accredited units, awards and certificates including Mentoring Skills.
In October, we celebrated our Nottingham Recovery Network and Clean Slate Academy students’ hard work and success at our certificate presentation event.
Our Access to Heritage project is now finished. We’re really pleased to mark the end of the project by sharing this short film which was made by our friends at Crocodile House.
The final one of the twenty Half Marathon challenge arrived, and fittingly it was time to run around my adopted home of Nottingham, with 24 other people running for Double Impact and raising funds along the way.
I suspected that any half marathon following the infamous Great North Run would feel like an anti-climax. With this in mind, and to combat that possibility, I decided to run the Worcester Half Marathon.
Tutors at West Nottinghamshire College have joined forces with Double Impact to offer rehabilitated drug and alcohol users with tailored support and learning – and the confidence to run their own event.
All too quickly the Great North Run has come and gone from my schedule, and my bucket list: hundreds of charities being supported by thousands of volunteers and tens of thousands of runners doing 13.1 miles for all those great causes. So – what’s the Great North really like and does it live up to all the hype?
September is always an important time for our charity as it is International Recovery Month and traditionally we highlight our work and celebrate addiction recovery.
This time I went as far east in this country as you can go to take part in the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon.
The July/August issue of Drink and Drug News is now available online and features a headline article written by Double Impact’s own Business Development Manager, Eleanor Youdell.
With the forecast of extremely hot conditions for the Leamington Spa Half-Marathon, this one would need to be treated with the utmost respect.