Health tool­kit for men at Lions’ event

Te Puke Times - - NEWS - By STU­ART WHITAKER news@tepuke­

The women of Te Puke Ki­wicoast Lions love their men.

It’s one of the rea­sons they have or­gan­ised a men’s health event later this month. The other is that they are con­cerned for the health of all the com­mu­nity’s men.

The Tool­kit event on Septem­ber 18 will fea­ture guest speak­ers All Blacks strength and con­di­tion­ing coach Dr Nic Gill and in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned urol­o­gist Liam Wil­son.

There will also be booths with health in­for­ma­tion from or­gan­i­sa­tion such as Di­a­betes NZ, The Heart As­so­ci­a­tion and vi­sion, hear­ing and blood pres­sure test­ing.

“We’ve had women in our own group who have been af­fected and lost hus­bands through can­cer and se­ri­ous health is­sues,” says project co-or­di­na­tor Michelle Cliff, “so men’s health is re­ally dear to our hearts.”

The group also wanted to or­gan­ise an event that would sup­port the TECT Res­cue He­li­copter, which is where money raised from the evening will go.

“So it’s twofold. Its great for the health of the men in our com­mu­nity and it’s also great for a ser­vice that we are keen to sup­port.”

Michelle says the evening prom­ises to be en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive.

“There will be some ac­tiv­i­ties — it’s not just go­ing to be sit­ting down and lis­ten­ing.

“We love our men — and we want them to be with us for a long time — so that’s why we are do­ing it.”

Tick­ets are $20 each and are avail­able at Farm­lands Te Puke and Sport­sworld Te Puke or by call­ing Michelle on 027 716 8785 or Pat on 533 4345.

Michelle says lo­cal busi­nesses have been gen­er­ous in sup­port­ing the event, which will also in­clude an auc­tion.

All Blacks strength and con­di­tion­ing coach Dr Nic Gill, pic­tured with winger Ju­lian Savea, is one of the guest speak­ers at Te Puke Ki­wicoast Lion’s men’s health event on Septem­ber 18.

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