Public Health, Lancashire County Council is leading a health week/day ‘Your Mile Your Way’ event on Friday 18th May 2018. As part of an initiative to get everybody up and active, the challenge for the citizens of Lancashire is to walk, run, swim, dance, bounce, bike, skate, row, cartwheel, skip or jump around the world in a day (this equates to 24,901 miles).
We want to encourage children, young people, adults, older people and families to help reach the target of 24,901 mile in one day. Pledges to walk a mile in any way can be made in the Your Mile Your Way website (http://www.yourmileyourway.co.uk) which also has a list of exciting activities taking place in your area during the week commencing 14th May 2018.
The Your Mile Your Way health event is to ultimately promote the uptake of physical activity in any shape or form. The health benefits in taking up physical activity has multiple benefits. Some of these include:
Reduces risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%
Improves the chances to live longer
Improves physical, mental health and mood
Improves ability to do daily activities and prevents falls
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Hira Miah, Public Health Practitioner, Lancashire County Council
Friday 11th May at 7:30 pm at Whittington Village Hall – £3.00, with all proceeds going to Whittington Village Hall
During a six week visit to Sri Lanka earlier this year I tried to trace my father’s time there during World War II through a series of old black and white photos and postcards.
Throughout that journey Virginia and I explored the country’s wildlife sanctuaries, cave temples, ancient monuments, tea plantations, colonial heritage, war graves and (of course) its beaches. We met survivors of the 2004 Tsunami and the 25 year civil war that raged in that country.
I hope this talk will give a good insight in to Sri Lanka’s cultural history, wildlife and visitor attractions. Failing that there should be some artistic merit in some of the photography.
It would be great if you could make it to this fundraiser for the village hall. If you are likely to come could you let me know (it will help to decide how many seats to put out) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Robin Pritchard
As many of you will know, Mike Redmond has successfully organised a litter pick in the parish for the last two years.
Unfortunately, Mike is unable to do so this year but, coincidentally, we have been approached by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ who are running a similar National incentive in March.
Bin bags have been ordered in anticipation of the event but what is really needed is someone to organise it. Obviously this is a big ask, as Mike did such a great job, although hopefully someone will be interested in taking on the role. If you’d like more information, please get in touch, or speak to Colin Hall.
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Whittington Parish Council – Colin Hall