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Preston Health Mela

Posted on the 14th April 2015

The Health Mela, now in its 14th year, is taking place on Saturday 18 April between 11am and 4pm in the Foster Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. The Mela provides an opportunity for people of all ages to come and talk to health professionals and encourages members of the community to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This year there will be a variety of services from Lancashire Care on hand, including the opportunity to have a free health check from the Fit Squad, the Quit Squad will be providing information about stopping smoking, and there will also be Diabetes, Rheumatology and Memory Assessment Services to name but a few!

There are also fun activities for children and the chance to make your own fruit drink on the popular Smoothie Bike.

Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We are delighted to continue to support such a worthy event in the Health Mela. It is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of a variety of health issues and provides a great chance for people from Preston and the surrounding areas to speak to a variety of services about how they can improve their own health and wellbeing.”

Professor Romesh Gupta OBE, Chair of The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing said:

“We are very pleased once again to have Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust as a valued partner in the 2015 Preston Health Mela.  Partnership, between individuals, health professionals and voluntary agencies, is a central feature of the Mela and enables us all to get so much more from our NHS.

“Do come along and join us in our new venue at the University of Central Lancashire for an exciting programme of health information, health checks, entertainment and much more.”

The event is free to attend and parking is available on site at no charge. For more information please visit www.nfhw.org.uk.