Community turn out for family fun at St Charles

Over 400 people attended the community health and wellbeing event held at St Charles’ Centre for Health and Wellbeing on Saturday 8 March to take part in fun family activities and to find out more about services at the centre.

The event, which was organised by West London Clinical Commissioning Group, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and NHS Property Services, gave people an opportunity to find out more about how they can improve their health and wellbeing and be more active.

Activities on the day included dancing and exercise classes, gardening master classes, arts and crafts, and healthy eating advice for parents and children.

The Chef Challenge, which saw attendees challenge local chefs to a cook off with local produce, was popular, as was the smoothie bike, which allowed people to make their own healthy pedal-powered smoothie.

The Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Charles Williams and Mrs June Williams, also attended the event as they have a keen interest in how the centre can support local people to prevent ill health.

Dr Fiona Butler, Chair of West London Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We were delighted that so many members of the community came along to enjoy the day.

“The event allowed us to share tips on fun and simple ways to improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

“It was also a great opportunity for people to find out what services and activities are available at the St Charles’ Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

“Many people were surprised to find that as well as the health services that are provided at the centre, there are also many voluntary services and activities that encourage general health and wellbeing including community gardens and allotments, an activity centre for older adults as well as a gym and a restaurant.

“We hope that residents will continue to make the most of the centre, which is based in the heart of the local community and provides care and health and wellbeing support closer to people’s homes.”

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