Welwyn Garden City HealthFest attracts young and old

PUBLISHED: 15:23 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 15 May 2017

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

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The Welwyn Garden City HealthFest event attracted crowds to the town centre over the weekend.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

The third Welwyn Garden City HealthFest on Saturday, May 13, attracted good crowds, and good weather this year, as young and old came down to the town centre to receive health information and advice and take part in fun family activities.

The event, from 11am until 3pm outside the Howard Centre and along Howardsgate, included interactive stalls from over 30 health, fitness and wellbeing organisations – as well as staged performances which included live music, dance, martial arts and fitness demonstrations.

There were also street stadia which included a variety of ball games run by Child UK.

Fiona Thomson, lead member for health at the council and creator of Healthfest, said: “Taking care of yourself and leading a healthy lifestyle are so important these days, especially with obesity and poor mental health causing problems for more and more people, and putting pressure on our health services too.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

“We are working hard locally to encourage people to find ways of improving their physical and mental health; and to know who to consult on health and wellbeing issues.

“As a borough, we can join our efforts in getting healthier and fitter together, and Saturday’s HealthFest with partner organisations took another positive step towards achieving this.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported Healthfest on Saturday, including Mayor Cllr Pat Mabbott, who opened the event.”

The council’s Health and Wellbeing Partnership, along with its town centre team, organised and coordinated the event.

Cllr Mabbott and Cllr Thomson at HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.Cllr Mabbott and Cllr Thomson at HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

The next HealthFest event will take place in Hatfield’s White Lion Square on Saturday, September 23, 10am until 2pm.

More details will be made available nearer the time.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.HealthFest in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

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