The Spirit of Recovery Awards are a testament to the resilience and strength of individuals who have embarked on the journey to recovery from addiction. The awards also recognise the invaluable contributions of partners and organisations dedicated to providing support and fostering a recovery-friendly environment.
Held at the prestigious Nottingham Contemporary gallery, and generously sponsored by a host of local businesses (main sponsor ‘It’s in Nottingham, the Nottingham BID),the ceremony was a poignant affair filled with heartfelt stories of triumph and perseverance. Attendees, including individuals in recovery, their families, supporters, and community leaders including the Sherriff of Nottingham, gathered to honour those who have overcome adversity on their path to recovery.
The award categories covered a range of achievements, from personal milestones in recovery to outstanding contributions by partners and organisations in the field. Each award represented a symbol of hope, resilience, and the collaborative effort needed to combat addiction and build a supportive community.
Following the awards ceremony, the festivities continued at Cafe Sobar, the social enterprise of Double Impact. Nestled just off the Market Square, Cafe Sobar transformed into a lively afterparty venue, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees. The afterparty provided an opportunity for individuals to connect, share their experiences, and celebrate the collective progress made in the realm of addiction recovery.
Graham Miller, CEO of Double Impact, expressed his gratitude, saying, "The Spirit of Recovery Awards are a momentous occasion for Double Impact and the entire community. It's a time to celebrate the strength and resilience of individuals in recovery and acknowledge the crucial role played by our partners and supporters. The afterparty at Cafe Sobar adds an extra layer of joy and community spirit, turning this event into a memorable celebration of hope and transformation."
The Spirit of Recovery Awards underscore the importance of acknowledging and celebrating the journey to recovery. Through events like these, Double Impact continues to inspire and build a community that embraces and supports individuals on their path to a healthier, addiction-free life.