PEOPLE on the road to beating addiction stood alongside their supporters at a musical celebration of recovery .

A group of singers from the Recovery Service Oaktrees Project, an abstinence-based day treatment centre for people with drug and alcohol addictions in York, performed in The Chapter House of York Minster on Wednesday.

Everyone who is part of the group, Recovery Sings, is either in recovery or a supporter of recovery in the community.

The group performs uplifting songs which reflect the life and journey people in recovery have experienced.

Andy Ryan, operational manager of The Cyrenians’ Oaktrees York project, said: "Events like this are fantastic for the people taking part and for the community. It's a real collective approach to celebrate recovery and help people understand that people can and do recovery from addiction. Performing helps boost participants' confidence and self esteem too, plus it's great to be together performing in this way. It's wonderful to be part of something so special."

City of York Council’s cabinet member for Homes and Safer Communities, Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing said: “The concert is a great chance to celebrate the success of the journey of recovery experienced by many people in York. To be able to perform in such a high profile venue as York Minster is particularly poignant and makes the recovery journey even more visible to the people of York; demonstrating people in recovery can get better."