Health Fayre at the Jim Watt Sport Centre

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The Jim Watt Sports Centre in conjunction with Garvagh Women’s Network and Networks Involving Community Health Improvement (NICHI) are running their first Health Fayre on Saturday , April 25 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

The event is designed to showcase what activities are available in the centre and other associated services provided by Council aimed at helping to promote lifestyle choices for people in the local area.

As well as details about membership packages and Exercise classes on offer, there will be information about the Council’s Health Referral programmes which operate in conjunction with local GP practices.

A number of stalls will also provide information on services available through other organisations with a key interest for the local residents. The Action Cancer Bus will be on site, as will the Farm Families Health check programme.

Also running on the day will be an Association Tug of War Competition, cage football and local market stalls will have displays of wooden and garden furniture, jewellery, Children’s books, crochet and cloths to suit all.

There will be kids’ entertainment, bouncy castles, circus act, a visit from frozen characters Elsa and Olaf, complimentary refreshments with loads more and, with the exception of what you purchase from the Market Stalls, it’s all FREE!

The centre will play host to a visit from the North Coast Classic Tractor Run coordinated by Robert Murray from 12.15 – 13.45pm. Anyone with an eye for vvintage tractors is welcome to come and browse during these times, however it is advisable to come early to avoid the possibility of traffic congestion from the Classic Road Run.

In the run up to the Health Fayre the Jim Watt Sports Centre organised a number of successful community and charity events including a Community Weight Loss challenge, a Schools Healthy Meal Picture Competition and staff at the Jim Watt Sports Centre also carried out a gruelling Iron Man challenge raising over £400 for Cancer research. Prizes for the winners of the competitions will be presented by the new Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Michelle Knight-McQuillan, on the day.

Wendy McCullough, Healthy Living & Sport Manager for the new Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, stated; “I would encourage everyone to come along on the day to see what is available for them, not only in the Jim Watt Sports Centre, but also with complimentary services through associated health groups.