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Skipton event promotes health in the community

[Thursday 06 April 2006]

A unique health information event aimed at youngsters and families is being held in Skipton today.

Ings Primary School will host the event, along with a team from the town's Dyneley House Surgery.

Organised by health bosses at the Craven, Harrogate and Rural District Primary Care Trust, the initiative is aimed at getting health advice and information across to the wider community. Health workers will be covering a range of topics including immunisations, diabetes, healthy eating, parenting, continence and smoking.

Among the highlights will be the judging of a children's competition to create a logo to promote healthy eating. All the children there today will receive a free rucksack with various health information inside.

Other agencies will be joining the surgery team throughout the afternoon and interpreters will be available to assist people whose first language is not English.

Diane Clark, a Health Visitor with the Primary Care Trust, who is based at Dyneley House Surgery, commented: "We are really looking forward to going into the school and improving our links with the community in and around Broughton Road.

"The event is a way of getting important health-related information across in an informal setting, and we hope it will be fun as well as informative."

The event starts at 2.30pm at the Broughton Road site, aimed at Ings school children and their families. From 3.15pm to 4.30pm the event will be open to any members of the local community interested in going along.

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