UK Recovery Walk in Newcastle 2021

The 2021 walk will be going ahead – Conference on the 17th & Walk on the 18th  but unfortunately due to the current situation with Covid 19 & warnings about the new Variants it will be on a much smaller scale with only socially distanced participants from within the local areas being able to take part.



We will however be having a online celebration – again covid allowing with our friends online. We will update this page as more details ASAP.


FAVOR UK’s 2021 conference

will focus on addiction and recovery within the LGBT community, and will aim to increase understanding of the increased prevalence of addiction to alcohol, drugs and other risky behaviours in the community, and increase knowledge of good practice in drugs and alcohol outreach, treatment and recovery support services in addition to recovery initiatives led by the LGBT community itself.


FAVOR UK is delighted to welcome several esteemed keynote speakers who will share their profound wisdom and experience.


Speakers will include:


Dan Carden MP, who in the House of Commons spoke about how coming to terms with his sexuality growing up led him into alcoholism, which then led to his recovery in a 12-step fellowship.


Dr Ed Day, UK Recovery Champion


Eugene Milne, Newcastle DPH


Eilish Gilvarry, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist


Dr Christopher Whiteley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Ford Hickson, Associate Professor in Health Promotion


Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive, London friend


Louise McIver, LGBT Foundation


Nick Ashton-Hart, Expert by experience


Ralf Rasmussen, Expert by experience


This year’s conference is aimed towards those working within the recovery sector or LGBT community, or those with personal interest and experience of the aforementioned.


You will be able to tune in LIVE & interact with all speakers and performers on at 10.30am till 4 here  on the 17th & then from 12 till 4pm on the 18th.



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(COVID 19) has meant Bidding for 2021 has been cancelled until we can host a full large scale walk in Newcastle, We will of course open the process again ASAP.


Applying to host The UK Recovery Walk is a two-step process:

  1. Note Of Interest
  2. Bidding Specification Application

Please, in the first instance, and in no more than 500 words, send the following information in your note of interest:

  • Your name
  • Suggested area
  • Your reasons for wanting to host The UK Recovery Walk 
  • Why your area should host it

Please note the deadline for notes of interest for The UK Recovery Walk is set at June 14th . Any notes of interest after that will not be considered.

  1. Bidding Specification Application

Once the note of interest has been submitted please download and complete the Bidding Specification Application Form below:

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UK Recovery Walk Bidding Spec (PDF)

The deadline for completed UK Recovery Walk Applications is set at June 28th . Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please return all notes of interest and completed bidding specification form to:

If you have any questions or need help completing the application please contact us.