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Living Well in London

Choice Support held its third event in a series of Living Well Workshops at the Hilton Hotel Croydon, London on 4th November 15.

The Workshops were made possible by a generous grant from the SJ Clark Trust and promote all aspects of having a healthy active lifestyle, including eating healthily and finding ways to increase exercise and develop friendships. A number of local services, both public and private sector, attended to donate their time and share expertise with participants. 

The Mayor of Croydon said "It's been a thoroughly enjoyable event, people have been pampered on the beauty stalls and they have learnt the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. I've also had my BMI measured. It has been fantastic for all the people attending and all the stall holders.” 

Cassandra Baker of Baker Girl Beaty who donated two free treatment vouchers said “People really enjoyed the day and I enjoyed giving manicures and pedicures. My ethos is look good, feel good. It was great to give something back.”

Thank you to all the people who helped make the event successful and generously donated their time and prizes for the free prize draw for participants.

  • St George’s Hospital Liaison Nurse Team.
  • Southwark Sports and Leisure Team – who provided advice and information on how to keep fit.
  • Wheels for Well-Being – an award winning charity helping people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
  • thumb DSC 0075 1024Urban Smoothies Bikes – using pedal power to make delicious healthy smoothies.
  • Eleanor and Janice from the home visiting opticians.
  • Southwark Nursing Team – who checked people’s height, weight and blood pressure.
  • Southwark Occupational Therapy team – fruit kebab making.
  • Croydon Health services – team resources and information.
  • Jane Wilmer – life coach.
  • Darren Taylor – therapist and counsellor.
  • Choice Support’s own Positive Behavioural Support team and Shared Lives team as well as Andrea Williams offering hair braiding.
  • Pampering was offered by Headmasters of Croydon, Essential Oils products and Baker Girl Beauty

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