The Addiction NI 10K Run provides a goal to train for and stay in shape and is 8weeks before the Belfast City Marathon so will be an ideal event for those with a training schedule. All funds raised will go towards the charity’s front line services and will directly benefit those in need and their families. To sign up for the Addiction NI 10K Run visit the NI Athletics website via the link http://www.athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Addiction-NI-10k
Alcohol is now the third leading cause of ill health and premature death in Northern Ireland and it is estimated that one in four families here are affected by addiction. Therefore charities like Addiction NI are vital to provide help and support for those that desperately need it. With the Duchess of Cambridge recently becoming the patron of an addiction charity, Addiction NI hope that attitudes towards addiction can change for the better and people will sign up to support the cause.
Dr. Claire Armstrong, Director of Addiction NI said, “Addiction NI is very excited to be holding our first ever Addiction NI 10K Run aimed at getting members of the public to sign up and start fundraising.”
“The work we do as a charity is so important to many individuals, their families and communities. We treat over 2,000 people every year and we need to raise money to continue to meet the demand for our service, so I encourage anyone who can to sign up today.”
Addiction NI offers professional treatment, advice and support for those with alcohol and drug problems free of charge. Addiction NI provides the only specialist elderly treatment service for the over 55’s in Northern Ireland and this was the first service of its kind in the UK.