Posted on: 04 Oct 2023
On Saturday 16th September 2023, our partners at Global Adventure Missions hosted a Guiding Light Hike to celebrate Recovery Month and have recently released a blog regarding the event, for more information please read on below:
“Blog Title: "Guiding Light Hike: A Night of Illuminating Recovery in Derbyshire"
On the evening of September 16th, a unique event illuminated the picturesque landscapes of Derbyshire in more ways than one. "Guiding Light Hike: Illuminating Recovery in Derbyshire" brought together a diverse group of individuals, all united by a common purpose - raising awareness for substance abuse and recovery programs. The result was a night filled with camaraderie, adventure, and newfound enthusiasm for both hiking and community involvement.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, participants gathered at the starting point, their anticipation palpable in the cool night air. Armed with torches, the hikers embarked on a journey that would not only light up the Derbyshire trails but also the hearts of those involved.
One of the highlights of the evening was the atmosphere of togetherness. Partners, friends, families, and individuals on their path to recovery walked side by side, sharing stories and support. It was a testament to the power of community in the face of addiction, reminding us that recovery is a journey best travelled with a strong support network.
The weather was great for an evening in the Peak District, with just some clouds on top of Stanage Edge for participants to navigate through. Friends from Growing Recovery in Derbyshire, STAND TO, also joined the fun and we are looking forward to “joining forces” and planning more activities to encourage participants physically and mentally.
To keep energy levels high, participants were treated to coffee, tea, and snacks before and after the walk. These moments of refreshment served as opportunities for participants to mingle, share their experiences, and forge new connections. Some attendees expressed their eagerness to volunteer further with Global Adventure, the organization behind the event, and the Peak Performance Road to Recovery project. This commitment to giving back highlighted the event's power to inspire positive change.
Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of the evening was the interest in hiking again as a group. As participants descended the trails with their flashlights aglow, the consensus was clear – they wanted more. The collective enthusiasm for future adventures solidified the event's success in fostering a sense of community and a shared love for the outdoors.
It was an unforgettable evening that surpassed all expectations. It shone a light on the importance of substance abuse awareness and recovery programs while uniting individuals from all walks of life. The event not only left participants with cherished memories but also ignited a passion for community involvement and the great outdoors. As we look forward to future adventures and continued support for recovery, the night's guiding lights will hopefully serve as a beacon of hope for Derbyshire and beyond.
If you would like more information on how to attend the Peak Performance Road to Recovery Project, you can find contact information and can read more about the project on the GRID website’s Recovery Projects page here –All News Articles