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National recovery walk heads to Hull
 National recovery walk heads to Hull
05 September, 2023

Hull is to host a national city centre event celebrating people who have recovered from addiction. Hundreds are expected to join the UK Recovery Walk on Saturday 23 September. In addition to a two-mile walk, the event will involve live music, stalls and more.


Supported by the council, in partnership with local drug and alcohol support service ReNew, the Recovery Walk is organised by Faces and Voices of Recovery (Favor) UK.


The event is suitable for families, and everyone is welcome to attend and participate.


Cllr Linda Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, said: “It’s fantastic that Hull has been chosen for the Recovery Walk. While it’s a celebration of overcoming addiction, you don’t need to have personal experience of that to take part.


“Live music, a gentle and accessible walk and a range of stalls, mean it will be a really fun event with a fantastic atmosphere.


“The aim of the walk is to demonstrate and celebrate the fact that recovery is possible. Getting local people involved means everyone can enjoy the entertainment and have fun, while also breaking down stigma around addiction”.


The walk takes place on September 23, starting from Zebedee’s Yard. Note that traffic will be held on Carr Lane and Market Place to allow them to cross, and that Paragon Street will be closed to vehicles from approx 11.30am-1pm. There will be no other road closures for the event.


The walk will also conclude at Zebedee's Yard, and the area will host the Recovery Village, which will offer information, education, entertainment, music and more. The village opens at 11am, with the walk leaving the site at 12pm prompt. 


Spaces are still available to host a stall in the Recovery Village – craftspeople, artists, charities and businesses are all welcome. Register online: