Clients, staff and volunteers,all wearing Santa hats, will be setting off on their Santa Recovery Walk from the Adult Services offices on Old St, Ashton at 1pm on 23 December, they will arrive at Clarkson House, Currier Lane, Ashton, at 2pm to sing carols and give out Christmas gifts.
The walk is designed to blow away the cobwebs aswell as a myths about people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
More than 40 people will be taking part in the Santa Recovery Walk on Wednesday 23 December to raise awareness of the borough’s new drug & alcohol recovery service ‘My Recovery Tameside’, run by Lifeline.
It aims to highlight that people can recover from drugs and alcohol and give something back to their community.
"My Recovery Tameside" works with adults, young people, families and communities affected by substance misuse. The service focuses on prevention and early intervention and person centred services which are easy to access and have a long lasting impact. For further information call 0161 672 9420.
A spokesman for Tameside council said “This very festive walk reflects the ethos and impact of the new service and how it is closely supporting people in making steps to recovery and positive futures.”