KickBack Recovery was formally launched at the Sheffield Town Hall on Monday 13th November with the help of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.
The new charity was the brainchild of reformed drug addict Mick Hartley whose vision was to bring together recovering addicts and affected families across the City.
The charity now runs several recovery therapy groups along with organised trips, activities and one to one support.
The event started with a speech from Cllr Tony Downing Lord Mayor of Sheffield, followed by testimonies from Aaran Ross and Lisa Jane plus many more from current members of KickBack Recovery.
Samuel Humphrey provided facts on addiction in his Doctor’s Report, Stuart Hardy Taylor, AKA The Recovery Poet, shared with us his brand of poetry.
Paul Huggins Salvation Army, Adam Woodward Crowded House and students from The Sheffield College all spoke with pride and satisfaction about their partnership and affiliation with KickBack Recovery, and particular the tireless efforts, support and hard work from Mick Hartley.
Set against a backdrop of live entertainment Russ Weaver singing some of our favourite and well-loved Frank Sinatra hits. Ashley LoveBox having first breathed fire to all who dared to enter the Town Hall, if that wasn’t enough dazzled us with her world record-breaking hula hoop set.
Enter into the fray Adam Norrie who brought the event to a close with a string of sing-along uplifting musical hits, which brought the audience to their feet.
Finally, thank you to all the individuals and companies that donated prizes for the raffle, volunteers who helped to organise the event, trustees, and everyone who came attended thank you for your support.
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