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MP provides an assist to Chesterfield FC’s substance misuse recovery programme

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited a new group programme being delivered at Chesterfield Football Club aimed at helping people who have a history of drug and alcohol misuse to get more physically active and do something positive with their lives.

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust received a £40k grant from Derbyshire County Council to run the ‘A Spire Right’ programme, which is hoped will help people with their recovery.

Toby Perkins MP speaking to the ‘A Spire Right’ Substance Misuse Recovery Group at the Proact Stadium

Toby Perkins MP speaking to the ‘A Spire Right’ Substance Misuse Recovery Group at the Proact Stadium

Toby said, “This is a fantastic programme and I thank the Club and the Council for taking such a positive step to help people who have battled to overcome their substance misuse issues. I had a really good discussion with the group about the recovery programme, politics, voting, the EU referendum, local health services and whether the Spireites will manage to avoid relegation”

Members of the group go three times a week from 9.30am to 1pm. The first hour is focused on a theory topic, such as healthy eating or budgeting, followed by two hours of physical activity, including gym work, boxing and football. The participants have the use of all the Club’s facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool.

The scheme is free and is expected to help between 60 and 70 people this year.

Toby said, “Chesterfield Football Club puts a huge amount of effort into community activities and I am always glad to offer my support. Programme’s such as this one not only change the lives of the members, but by helping people stay off drugs has a positive effect on the community as a whole”.

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