Health Promotion Day and Awards in Spalding this Saturday

Michael Morris and Sam Hill of Tonic Health.

Michael Morris and Sam Hill of Tonic Health.

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The first South Holland Health Promotion Day takes place in Spalding on Saturday.

This free to the public event will be at the South Holland Centre from 10am to 4pm and will feature a wide range of information stands, stalls and talks from local healthcare providers.

It will also see the presentation ceremony for the first South Holland Health Awards.

The event is being organised by Tonic Health, in association with South Holland District Council, South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press.

Tonic Health director Michael Morris wanted to create an event which would highlight and celebrate the healthcare provision available to the people of South Holland.

The area boasts some fantastic opportunities, support and provision, through the NHS, independent agencies and voluntary organisations, but members of the public are still not necessarily aware of what is on their doorstep.

The Health Promotion Day will feature stands supplied by a range of local healthcare groups offering attendees advice, guidance, support and information.

There will be a variety of health experts providing 30-minute talks throughout the day on a wide variety of health-related issues.

The day will culminate in the Health Awards ceremony, which will start at 3pm.

During the health awards, the ‘Picture of Health’ children’s drawing competition winners will also be announced (see separate story below).

The function hall will be the home for the stalls and the Health Awards ceremony, with talks being held in the meeting rooms.

For more public information about the day, please visit the website : www.tonic-health.co.uk

AWARDS SHORTLIST

After weeks of nominations and some tough deliberations from the judges, the shortlists have been drawn up for the first South Holland Health Awards, to be held at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Saturday.

The final three in the Young Carer of the Year category are Long Sutton Peele Community College Year 9 student Tiegan Butcher, Spalding Sir John Gleed School student Taylor Hills (12) and Spalding St John’s Primary School pupil Tia White.

The Volunteer in Healthcare shortlist comprises of Jo Esdale of Essential Well-Being, Jack Wakefield of Spalding Dementia Cafe and health walk leader Suzanne Willis.

Bravery in theFace of Adversity candidates are triathlete Chantilly Milverton, epilepsy sufferer Lara Quinn and bone cancer patient Courtney Webster.

And the final three in the Services to Sport/Exercise are Spalding Hockey Club’s Andy Barlow, Spalding Cricket Club junior coach John Birch and fitness instructor Tracey Vowells.

The awards winners will be announced during a presentation ceremony starting at 3pm, hosted by Spalding Guardian editor Jeremy Ransome.

CHILDREN’S DRAWING COMPETITION

As part of the South Holland Health Promotion Day a children’s health competition is being held where entrants have to draw what they believe a ‘picture of health’ is.

Every child who brings their picture to the South Holland Centre on Saturday will receive a goody bag supplied by the Fun Farm at Weston.

There will then be two winners selected, in categories for four to seven-year-olds and eight years plus.

You can get your entry forms (like the one pictured here) from Tonic Health, in Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding, or you can download one online by visiting www.tonic-health.co.uk/healthday.asp

Bring your entry to the South Holland Centre before 2pm on Saturday tocollect a gift bag supplied by Fun Farm.

Winners will be announced at 3pm as part of the Health Awards.