The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW) is bringing its own unique style of support for healthy communities to Chorley Tatton Community Centre between 11.00 am and 3,00 pm on Saturday, September 28th2019.

This Festival of Healthy living is aimed to support local residents who may have difficulty accessing the large ‘town-centre’ Health Melas which have, over the last twenty years, become a familiar and much appreciated annual fixture in Preston, Bolton and other towns across the North West and further afield.

The Festival is supported by Chorley Borough Council and a wide range of NHS and voluntary organisations. The venue was chosen to be within easy walking distance for local residents and has ample parking for disabled visitors.

The Festival will provide an opportunity for visitors to meet a range of stall holders with relevant local knowledge and experience, and to pick up information or discuss health issues which concern them.

Central to the event for many will be the ‘Health MOT’. This provides a confidential check of height, weight, BMI, blood glucose and cholesterol levels in an informal, culturally sensitive setting. The results are available immediately together with friendly advice from health professionals.

Asked about the significance of the event, Professor Romesh Gupta OBE, Chair of NFHW said,

‘We are excited to have this opportunity to get right into the heart of a community to help support and develop its awareness of issues relating to personal and family health and wellbeing.

Our sincere thanks go to Chorley Borough Council and all the other organisations from the NHS and voluntary sector who have joined us in our commitment to this important endeavour.’