The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing is twenty this year and you are cordially invited to join a virtual celebration of the anniversary centred around the launch of a commemorative brochure, “Celebrating 20 years of the Health Mela”

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It doesn’t matter whether you are an old friend already experienced in the Forum’s activities or just curious to know about our unique approach to fostering community health and wellbeing – do come along – you are sure to find something to interest you.

The celebration will take place on the NFHW YouTube site at 14.00h GMT on Sunday, 14th November.

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If you can’t make it then, no problem, the site will remain live after the event to give an opportunity for catch up.

The occasion provides a platform for speakers who know the Forum well, to recall their memories of our many past activities and look forward to an even more exciting future. Contributors include friends, old and new, with wide experience of past events and ideas for activities to take us into new territory. Speakers include NFHW Chair, Professor Romesh Gupta OBE, a number of honoured former Chief Guests and current Forum members.

Speaking of the celebration, Professor Gupta said

“I am glad to send you this invitation to join us in our twentieth anniversary celebrations. It is sad that we are not yet able to meet again face to face but the fact that we are able to engage the power of the internet to maintain and enhance our activities is encouraging. It is just one practical example of the application of imagination and enthusiasm by the countless individuals and organisations who have worked so generously to help NFHW achieve so much over two decades.

When we opened the first Health Mela twenty years ago in Preston I don’t think that anyone there would have forecast that, twenty years on, we would today be celebrating the continuing success of what has become a model for the effective promotion and support of community health and wellbeing.

On behalf of the Forum, I offer my heartfelt thanks to all our members and partners for their support in the past and look forward to even better things in the future.”

Romesh Gupta OBE