11th May 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the charity.  This provides a great opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved during that time and to reflect on what still needs to change – including the ongoing need to break down stigma around drug and alcohol addiction.

Double Impact was the brainchild of a former addict who recognised the need for support around education and housing for people trying to recover (hence the ‘double impact’ of the name), and has grown to deliver services in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.  It also runs a social enterprise, Café Sobar, which provides work experience and a safe place to socialise for people in recovery.

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Our CEO Graham Miller has been with the charity since Day One, and for our  20th birthday year, has undertaken a huge personal challenge to run 20 half-marathons to raise awareness of Double Impact’s work and to break down stigma around addictions.

This amazing effort will culminate with him running the Robin Hood Half-Marathon on 28th September 2018.  We are looking for 20 (or more!) superheroes who are prepared to run with him and raise funds for the charity.


Don’t worry –  we won’t ask you to dress up unless you really want to, however we will supply a Double Impact race t-shirt and help you set up a fundraising page. Up for it?  Please e-mail grahammiller@doubleimpact.org.uk.

If you would like to find out more about Graham’s 20th anniversary fundraising campaign please click here.


You can keep up to date with Graham’s running challenge on at @DI_Runs  or read his latest blog here.


We will be celebrating our service users’ incredible achievements and reflecting on the history of the charity at a very special ‘Spirit of Recovery Awards’ on the birthday itself – May 11th 2018 – this annual awards event is always very powerful, moving and uplifting and is attended by service users, staff and many organisations and public figures who support our work, so this should be a very special occasion.

Find out more about how you can support this event by clicking here.

Throughout the year our staff and service users will be involved in various fundraising and awareness building events.


If you would like to make a donation to support Double Impact’s work please click here.


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