Monday, June 18, 2012

Essex Health Expo a great success

Clacton Radio report that a successful Health Expo ‘Your Life, Your Health’ was hosted recently by Community Voluntary Services Tendring and held at Clacton Town Hall, Essex in the UK.

The event, sponsored by Colchester Catalyst Charity, was initiated in response to the many enquiries from members of the public who have, over the years, contacted CVST in search of information about local support services.

There were 30 exhibitors in attendance whose services help prevent and treat illness and disease and support people to manage their long term health conditions. They gave demonstrations, leaflets and information about their health services to the general public.

Many people who attended stated that the demonstrations on the stage were excellent and provided people with an illustration of the various activities available in the area including Zumba, Bockra, Kickboxing and Pilates.  

The majority of visitors to the Health Expo said that they would be making changes to their lifestyle by taking up more exercise, changing their diet or seeking alternative therapies.

CVST’s Chief Officer Sharon Alexander said, “The event was the first of its kind in the area and was long overdue. People not only found out about the many traditional services available but also got the chance to try out alternative health therapies. Often people say they don’t know which way to turn when they need help – this event not only provided answers to questions but also pointed people in the right direction”.