On Friday 10 September Forth Valley Recovery Community (FVRC) held their fifth annual Recovery Olympics event at the Mayfield Centre, Stirling.

The sports day style event was established by FVRC in partnership with Active Stirling. Held each year to mark and celebrate recovery through a sports day style event. FVRC is a community of people committed to making recovery happen in Forth Valley for people who have lived experience of having a substance misuse problem.

Events included three-legged, wheelbarrow, egg & Spoon, sprint and relay races, as well as a tug of war finale.

The event normally invites recovery communities from across Scotland alongside support services that work with these communities. Due to COVID this year the event had to be a smaller scale with only a head to head between Forth Valley & North Lanarkshire Recovery Communities. Both teams competed well and although competitive during events it was mainly about bringing recovery communities together and enjoying a fun day of sport.

It was really great to support this event again. After so long spent on furlough and returning on a limited basis. It was brilliant to reconnect with Forth Valley Recovery Community and see them all active again through such an important event. Well done to everyone who competed and I look forward to re-connecting further with everyone over the next couple of months.

Tom Gebbie - Community Activation Officer, Active Stirling

For information and support through Forth Valley Recovery Community please visit there website or Facebook pages below:

FVRC website

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