Community fun day

Lucy Hatch paints the face of Mackenzie Herbert

Lucy Hatch paints the face of Mackenzie Herbert

COMMUNITY spirit was high on the agenda at a fun day.

Residents living in the Dyke House area of Hartlepool were invited to a free event during the half-term holidays to find out more about services and support available in the town and local community.

The event was organised as part of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Healthy Streets Project, in association with Groundwork NE, NHS Hartlepool, Housing

Hartlepool and The Wharton Trust with help from St Oswald’s Church.

Residents from across the Dyke House area flocked to the event at St. Oswald’s Church, in Brougham Terrace.

Organisers say it was a great opportunity for people living in the Dyke House area to find out about services and help available on their doorstop.

There was information on a range of ‘health and wellbeing’ services including the stop smoking service, Hartlepool MIND, Exercise for Life programme, MacMillan Cancer Awareness and Hyped.

Residents also enjoyed a range of activities including therapies, face painting,Nordic walk tasters, Henna tattooist, herb planting and planter building.

Tracy Rowe, of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “The concept of the Healthy Streets project is about empowering local people to bring about change in their lives, and consequently improve their health and wellbeing.”

There was free refreshments available and the chance to win lots of prizes in a free draw and in competitions.


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