Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJan Goold writes: I would like to introduce you to a new and innovative Patient Participation group who are promoting health and well-being in the community and at the same time raising money for local charities.

On the 12th of March, the Hickings Lane Medical Centre PPG held a Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre. We raised £500 for our local hospice, as well as providing insight, advice and ways to achieve and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Our exhibitors included Dr Catherine Hughes who instructed us on the benefits of Nordic walking. Broxtowe Sport presented a session of gentle exercise with Movement to Music, Pulp Friction provided us with delicious smoothies. Other attendees included Mother and Baby Yoga, Heritage for Health, the Gardeners Association, Bramcote Leisure Centre, Sure Start plus many more.

One hundred and ninety five people attended and participated in the activities. We were able to reach out to all ages and abilities, raising awareness to the importance of good nutrition, exercise and diet.

Our thanks must also go to the New Stapleford Community Centre who provided the venue, refreshments and a very generous donation of £50 to Tree Tops Hospice.

It was a day when community spirit was at its finest.

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