Wellfest 2

Children across Wigan Borough are the focus of the second Wellfest week which gets under way this Saturday.

There are a wide range of events for all the family too as the festival dedicated to health and wellbeing hits its second week in 2017.

It follows on from the successful first week in June which saw thousands take part in a host of activities from cycling, walking and mental health support and continued with key events linking up with the Wellfest ethos throughout the summer.

There will be a variety of exciting launches which will add colour and fun to keeping our borough happy and healthy with the opportunity for the community to get involved at every step of the way.

And there will also be a focus on simple and free activities for people to get involved in, including plenty of walks for those who want to get started at a more leisurely pace through to charity fundraisers where you can make a difference to your community at the same time such as the Memory Walk on Saturday 9th September at Mesnes Park from 12pm.

And on Saturday 16th September runners of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to help break the record for the biggest number of runners at the Haigh Woodland and Pennington Park Parkruns. Visit www.parkrun.org.uk to register for your local parkrun. All runs are free of charge.

Councillor Jim Moodie, lead member for leisure and public health, said: “We’ve had a fantastic summer of events which have seen thousands get out and participating in activities like the National Play Day at Haigh Woodland Park, the Leigh and Wigan 10ks and so much more. But there is still time to get involved in Wellfest with the second week coming up.

“Whether it is a big physical challenge you are looking for or simply an opportunity to try something new, such as getting out to a Wellfest themed session in our libraries to meet new people there is an event to suit everyone which will help to make a difference to your health and wellbeing.”

To find out more about Wellfest visit www.community-book.org and search for Wellfest.


Last updated: 08 September 2017