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Families join in the fun at Islington health and wellbeing event

PUBLISHED: 11:04 04 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:04 04 September 2014

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group held a community fun and wellbeing event to help locals get healthier

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group held a community fun and wellbeing event to help locals get healthier

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Staying healthy doesn’t have to be boring when you live in Islington.

A community fun, health and wellbeing event was held at the New River Green Estate in Canonbury last month hosted by local charity, Help on Your Doorstep, along with the Islington Good Neighbours Scheme.

Val Henney, from Help on Your Doorstep, said: “It was fantastic to see so many residents at the event.

“People of all ages worked together to make the day a success and to make sure that everyone who came felt included and had a good time.”

Free activities were on hand to prove to local residents that healthy living can also be fun and entertaining.

The event, funded by NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), ensured was something for everyone, from bouncy castles to Arsenal penalty shoot-outs and a Zumba demonstration.

Sevgi Govenc, a local resident, said: “We’ve had a really good day and everyone is enjoying themselves but most importantly the kids are happy.

“It’s also been a great way for us to get to know new people from the local community.”


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