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Region 5 - Free Walk-in Health Awareness Day: Nov 2011

Over 300 people visited the Free Walk-in Health Awareness Day held on Saturday 5th November at the Oldham Library. The event was organised by Region 5 SSSSO UK in partnership with NHS Oldham, Pennine Care NHS, and the Oldham Council. It proved to be great success.

Declaring the day open the Mayor of Oldham Councillor Richard Knowles said “Taking care of our health is most important. We should take up regular exercises and be very careful with what we eat”.

Mr Riaz Ahmed, Chairman of NHS Oldham said “I am aware of the wonderful service projects being done by the Sai organisation throughout the country. We are thankful to the Sai Organisation for selecting Oldham as their first event in this region. Even saving just one life as a result of today’s event, all the efforts put in by so many people would be well worth it”.

The whole day was packed with exhibitions, health talks, practical demonstrations, together with health professionals on hand to provide the visitors with health checks and advice. A separate hall was totally dedicated to complementary therapies offering homeopathy, back care, massage, meditation, aromatherapy and yoga.

Feedback from the event was highly positive (see examples below), so much so that the partnership organisations are already working with us to plan a bigger and better event next year!

“For most of my life I have witnessed the reluctance of many ‘healthy’ males to have check ups, it was a delight to see how many men from all age groups and cultures happily having these checks done” Visitor Feedback

“I found the event to be very well organised, everyone was really helpful and friendly and the food and drinks were fantastic” Exhibitor Feedback

Dr Harish Thampy
R5 Chair