health day is a hit

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WELL over 100 people turned out to last Saturday’s inaugural Health Day at Hunmanby Community Centre.

The event, organised by Hertford ward councillor Nick Harvey, involved more than 20 community groups and service-providers offering advice, information, health testing and displays.

Cllr Harvey said: “It was a good turnout, and most of the groups that had a stall seemed really happy. The health professionals hadn’t been through a health day like it because a lot of the groups brought their own individual flair.

“Most people were there for half an hour plus and they said it was really ‘buzzing’, with people making links with other people. It really showed the strength of our local groups.”

In addition to the health activities, the police were on hand to mark bicycles, the Pop-in Club provided refreshments from the kitchen, and there was an amnesty on NHS community equipment.

Although the target of 100 is still some way off, more people signed up to a planned blood donor session to be held at Hunmanby Hall gym and donor forms are still available at The Cottage, Boots chemist and Hunmanby Hall Sport and Leisure.