Swanswell's Recovery Bike Ride 2017

15 September 2017

Swanswell service users, team members, volunteers and partners rose to the challenge at the weekend and completed Swanswell’s West Berkshire Recovery Bike Ride 2017.

The national recovery charity that helps people change and be happy believes in a society free from problem alcohol and drug use and provides local support to those who are affected by drugs and alcohol in the West Berkshire community.

The cyclists began their journey at 10.30am on Sunday 10 September from three starting points; Hungerford, Pangbourne and Theale. 18 people completed the three cycle routes meeting at Shaw House, Newbury in time for a celebration BBQ, raffle, face painting and alternative therapies.

James Bull, Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator, who organised the charity bike ride said: I’m really pleased with the success of Swanswell’s West Berkshire Recovery Bike Ride 2017. It was a tough bike ride, but very rewarding. We’d like to thank Louise Thornton, James McCafferty, The Watermill Theatre, The Community Furniture Project and all the service users, team members, volunteers, family and friends that attended.’

Swanswell’s West Berkshire Recovery Bike Ride 2017 has raised over £750, which will go towards supporting Swanswell’s service users on their journey towards recovery.

The fundraising page is still available for you to donate at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swanswell7

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