Titahi Bay gets healthy boost
The Titahi Bay community is more aware of the services and organisations available to residents after an inaugural health day last week.
The event on September 19 was hosted by Titahi Bay School. Emergency services held demonstrations, sports and zumba sessions were run outside, despite the chilly weather, and there were plenty of stalls in the school hall.
More than 40 displays from community groups and health organisations, many of them interactive, were informative and helpful, co-organiser Kelly Brown said.
‘‘We’re really happy with that way it all went, everyone was very supportive.
‘‘We’re keen to make this an annual event – hopefully the word will spread and we’ll get more organisations and more people coming along.’’
Ms Brown estimated more than 100 parents came through the school on the day.
Road safe: Sarah Cox and Georgina Muir were in charge of the stand that asked how close motorists should stop from a pedestrian crossing. Worryingly, a number of participants got it wrong.
Fierce football: The pace was frenetic on Titahi Bay School’s fields as touch and football games were run by the HEHA team. Ari MacIver (blue top) and Scott Fountain were very willing participants.