Thousands comes out for the first Health in The Park event

Hounslow held a hugely successful Health in the Park over the weekend, which saw thousands of residents get together to find out more about good health and wellbeing.

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2023

photo from Health in the Park

More than 2,000 residents visited the first Health in Park event organised by the Hounslow Borough Based Partnership (BBP) in collaboration with Hounslow Council, health, voluntary and community partners on Saturday 29 July.

Visitors enjoyed a day of fun and healthy activities in Redlees Park, such as outdoor yoga, football, Tai Chi, peddling on a Smoothie bike and much more. There was also a chance to visit more than 40 health and community stalls and chat with health professionals. 

More than 15 health and activity prizes were won by visitors, these were kindly donated by Lampton Leisure, Beezee Bodies, BetterPoints, Snakes and Ladders, Hounslow Council Health Outreach Team, and Hounslow Greengrocers.

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health Integration, Councillor Samia Chaudhary, said:

“Huge thanks to all the residents that attended the first Health in the Park event, the day was a great success, and it couldn’t have been delivered without all the wonderful health and voluntary groups.

“We hope visitors enjoyed all the healthy activities and helpful information stalls; it was great to see so many over 50’s taking advantage of the free NHS Health Checks.”

Anne Stratton, Director, Hounslow Borough Based Partnership (BBP) and Chief Operating Officer, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare, said:

“The Health in the Park event was a first for the BBP and it enabled us to collaborate with many local and diverse communities. This new approach to health engagement also brought more residents and health professionals closer together in a friendly and informal environment.  

“Residents had the opportunity to try new activities and learn how simple lifestyle changes could help prevent long-term health conditions later in life.”

This event could not have been delivered without the extensive range of health and voluntary groups, the BBP would like to thank Addiction Recovery Community, Betterpoints, Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust, Care UK, C Change West London, Chronically Brown, Healthy Hounslow, Healthwatch Hounslow, Hounslow Jamia Masjid Hounslow Respiratory Support Group, Hounslow’s Promise, Integrated Neurological Services, Let’s Go Outside and Learn, Macmillan Cancer Support, Middlesex Association for the Blind, Mind, Royal Association for the Deaf, Royal National Institute of Blind People, SFIDA Kosovan/Albanian/Macedonian and Gorani Group, SheWise, The Alzheimer’s Society, The Gurkha Centre, The Mulberry Centre, Trinjan, Visiting Angels, West London Queer Project and the West London Ghanaian Association

If you would like weight loss information or wish to become more active or stop smoking, please visit Healthy Hounslow.It offers a variety of services for Hounslow residents to help create healthier, happier futures.

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