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Following a rigorous selection and assessment process, Red Rose Recovery Lancashire (RRR) was chosen from more than 400 charities across the UK as one of the 10 winners of the 2023 GSK IMPACT Awards which are delivered in partnership with leading health and care charity The King’s Fund. Now in their 26th year, the awards are a mark of excellence in the charity sector, designed to recognise the outstanding work of small and medium sized charities working to improve people’s health and wellbeing in the UK. This year winners will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by The King’s Fund.

Last week, a few of our Staff travelled to London for the awards ceremony, to receive the award on behalf of Red Rose Recovery.

After receiving the award, Mike Wearden, Managing Director of Red Rose Recovery, said…

“Accepting the GSK The King’s Fund Winners Impact Award 2023 on behalf of Red Rose Recovery was a huge achievement for our organisation with its recognition being globally considered as one of the most prestigious and hard sought awards for charities within health and social care to receive.

The award was rightly dedicated on the evening to all of our truly devoted and inspirational colleagues at Red Rose Recovery and to our partners within the sector, of which without, the daily life changing improvements to people’s lives wouldn’t be possible.”

Improving individual lives, building resilience, empowering service user voice, and creating stronger, better-connected families and communities.

Peter Yarwood, Director of Engagement at Red Rose Recovery, added…

“As the founder of Red Rose Recovery, I am humbled and immensely proud to have represented our organisation as one of only 10 organisations chosen out of over 400 charities across the UK as winners of the prestigious King’s Fund Impact Awards.

This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team and the incredible impact we have made in the field of addiction recovery.

It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to spend 4 days in London with the King’s Fund leadership and other esteemed winners from the third sector. I was excited to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about creating positive change.

This experience will undoubtedly inspire us to further champion lived experience and enhance our services to continue to meet our charitable objectives and mission of supporting individuals on their recovery journeys.

Moving forward together, we can make a lasting impact and transform the lives of countless individuals, families, and communities.”

As part of the filming for the award, one of our staff, Emily, shared a glimpse of her story, and talked about how Red Rose Recovery has helped and supported her on her journey.