Event Details

The 2013 Fylde Coast Health Mela poster

The 2013 Fylde Coast Health Mela poster

The 2013 Fylde Coast Health Mela will take place at the Spanish Hall in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday 5th October. The event will run from 11am to 4pm.

The first health mela ever to be held on the Fylde Coast, the event will feature the usual informative and entertaining mix of activities, games and health advice stalls, plus the opportunity to benefit from free health checks on eyesight, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

The chief guest will be Charles Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, and more than 80 exhibitors will be attending.

The Fylde Coast Health Mela is sponsored and supported by a large number of public sector bodies, healthcare and charitable organisations. In addition to regular supporters such as Roche, the Gujarat Hindu Society, the Blood Drop Team and the University of Manchester’s Health Olympic team, the event is also backed by all of the following:

  • Blackpool Council
  • Wyre Counci
  • Fylde Counci
  • The Blackpool Fairness Commission
  • The Fylde Coast Hindu Society
  • Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan
  • The University of Bolton
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Fylde & Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Healthwatch Blackpool

As usual, entrance to the health mela is free.

Any health-related organisations wishing to participate should contact Helen Kay at Groundwork Lancashire West & Wigan. Please call 01253 345445 or 07810 123 992. The closing date for exhibitor applications is 15th September.

Prospective exhibitors may also download, complete and submit this Exhibitor application form, Fylde Coast 2013. (PDF format.)