Keighley health day helps raise awareness

Keighley News: Getting across the healthy eating message at the Central Hall in Keighley are, from left, Jane Dickens, Caralyn Hurley, Susan Brown, Emma Scott and Emma Robinson Getting across the healthy eating message at the Central Hall in Keighley are, from left, Jane Dickens, Caralyn Hurley, Susan Brown, Emma Scott and Emma Robinson

Activities ranging from massage to zumba were on offer at a health day in Keighley.

The event – at Central Hall in Alice Street – also provided attractions such as face painting, healthy food tasting, beauty therapy sessions and alternative therapies.

And visitors had the chance to talk to community specialist nurses about sickle cell disease and other blood disorders, heart disease and support for people with multiple sclerosis or who have suffered a stroke.

Health visitors and a Thalassaemia Society co-ordinator were also among those present.

Organiser, Janet Hall, a haemoglobinopathy counsellor with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The aim of the event was to raise awareness of serious conditions, such as thalassaemia and sickle cell, but we also wanted there to be a fun element to the day.

“There is a lack of knowledge of some inherited conditions, and we want to raise the profile of them.”

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