Vote NOW in South Holland health awards

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The first South Holland Health Promotion Day will be held in Spalding this summer.

This free to the public event will be at the South Holland Centre on Saturday, June 4, from 10am to 4pm and 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. There are four categories:

• Young Carer of the Year;

• Volunteer in healthcare;

• Bravery in the face of adversity;

• Services to sport/exercise.

Public nominations for worthy candidates can be made through filling in the form on this page or via email.

A judging panel will decide on a final three for each category before the event, with the winners being announced on the day. The whole event is free to attend. 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: www.tonic-health.co.uk

If you are an organisation requiring a stand, please contact Sam at Tonic Health on sam@tonic-health.co.uk or 01775 725059.

To nominate someone, fill in the form in the Free Press or Guardian or email jeremy.ransome@jpress.co.uk with the name of the nominee, the category you are nominating them in and some words explaining why you think they deserve the award.

Please also enter your own name, address and relationship with the person you have nominated.

• Age UK Boston and South Holland will be manning a stand at the Health Promotion Day.

It is a local registered charity with the aim of enabling people to lead full and active later lives and stay safe and independent in their own homes.

They offer a range of services which offer support to older people in our area.

Their Home Support Service is a paid for service delivered by trained, DBS-checked staff and offers general housework, shopping, laundry prescription collection and helping with correspondence.

They can also accompany people to appointments, take them shopping or to visit friends and family.

Their Information and Advice service is free and confidential and covers a range of support from helping to fill in forms to housing issues.

They also support several lunch clubs and pop-in coffee shops, as well as a number of older people’s groups and an exercise to music group in Holbeach St John.

From their Hub in Boston they facilitate an activity group, one-to-one computer sessions, twice monthly coffee mornings and access to a foot care professional and a hearing clinic.

In Boston they also have an allotment project giving opportunities to volunteers who can come along and “grow their own”.

Age UK also has a trading arm and deal in Insurance and Products which gives them an unrestricted income through the commission earned to support their services.