Give your­self a gift for Christ­mas

Campbeltown Courier - - LEISURE -

The Mid Ar­gyll 66 Day Chal­lenge was launched in fine style at Lochgilp­head Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. This new ini­tia­tive of­fers mem­bers of the pub­lic pos­i­tive ways to change the habits of a life­time. The project is be­ing de­liv­ered by NHS High­land, the char­ity um­brella body TSI and the lo­cal Health and Well­be­ing Net­work, and the whole thing kicked off with full day launch event on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 17 - ex­actly 66 days be­fore Christ­mas. Packed into Lochgilp­head Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, or­gan­i­sa­tions from Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil to char­ity bod­ies, ther­a­pists and fit­ness teach­ers dis­played what they have to of­fer peo­ple look­ing to im­prove their well­be­ing. Whether it's a bat­tle against the bulge, walk­ing more, beat­ing the booze or fags or giv­ing up that choco­late habit, we all have big or lit­tle things we want to elim­i­nate, or good habits we would like to take up. In­di­vid­u­als can take the chal­lenge on their own, or in groups. Peo­ple can raise money through spon­sor­ship for lo­cal char­i­ties or take what­ever ap­proach they feel is right for them. The chal­lenge ends on day 66 – Christ­mas Eve – and Mid Ar­gyll could be sev­eral tonnes lighter, fleeter of foot and health­ier all round – a great end to the year and a great start for the rest of your life. The count­down is on. What will you do to help your­self in time for Christ­mas?

Lochgilp­head-based re­cov­ery cafe Grub’s Up pro­vided de­li­cious food at the launch event.

The ladies of Mid Ar­gyll have a go at Mind­ful­ness Beads.

Grace MacLeod and Sally Wilkin of Blar­buie Com­mu­nity Wood­land with Su­san Chattwood and Pam Sta­ley.

Claire Cameron was at the launch rep­re­sent­ing the MS Cen­tre, com­plete with her ther­a­peu­tic gi­raffe, painted by num­bers.

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