Ipswich Star article
Bangladeshi Support Centre (BSC), an award-winning community organisation based in Ipswich, supported by Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, organised a winter health awareness event on 29 January 2019 at Manor Ballroom, Ipswich which was a great success!
Around 150 people, men and women, of diverse background attended the event. Talks on how to stay healthy and well during the winter period was delivered by Dr Juno, a GP and member of Ipswich and Suffolk CCG, Mamun Alam, a Pharmacist from Woodbridge Road Pharmacy and Loai Mohmoud, a nutritionist and fitness instructor from Re-Shape, which specialises in fitness, health and wellbeing.
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of health and wellbeing in the winter especially focusing on the most vulnerable including elderly people, children and those will pre-existing long-term health conditions.
Guests included Cllr Jane Riley, Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Graham Newman, Mayor of Felixstowe and Suffolk County Councillor, Irene MacDonald, Lay Member of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, several community and faith leaders from across Ipswich and East Suffolk, in addition to BSC’s trustees, staff and volunteers. Stallholders at the event included Wellbeing Suffolk, One Life Suffolk, Suffolk Fire Service, Ipswich CAB Surviving Winter Funding Team, Suffolk Parent Carer Network, and other activities included Health Checks, Massage, Health Advice, Group Exercise, Healthy Options, Staying fit and active during winter.
Boshor Ali, Chair of BSC, said, “This is a wonderful event and it is so good to see people of diverse background here including Romanian, Polish, Middle Eastern, African and Asian. Big thanks to Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and BSC staff and volunteers for making this event happen.”
For more info, please contact Shayra Begum on 01473 400081 / Mohammed Alam 07932 644466