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Running, health and wellbeing event attracts 500 people

19 October 2022

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Five hundred people attended the Furness Running, Health and Wellbeing Festival and the BeWell Festival which were held at Walney School last month.

The free BeWell Festival included a range of indoor and outdoor activities such as sports, making fruit kebabs and wraps, a community corner, an always active area, a creative corner and a wellbeing area with a quiet space for yoga and active listeners.

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust’s Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience and Information (HARRI) bus carried out 30 health checks.

There was also a running festival with 10k, 5k runs and a one-mile family fun run on Walney Island.

The event was organised by Barrow Integrated Care Community (ICC), Walney Wind Cheetahs, Cumbria County Council, British Aerospace (BAE) Systems, Mind in Furness and Me and My Health.

Ian Jones, Chairman for Walney Wind Cheetahs, said: “What an amazing, exciting and emotional day we had. I'm sure those of you who participated and attended would agree it was a great atmosphere. Hopefully fulfilled what we set out to do. Thanks to all of you for the parts you played over the last few months.”

Maxine Baron, Development Lead for Barrow ICC, said: “What a successful event we had on Walney and a great way to bring the community together to enjoy a range of health and wellbeing activities. We have had some great feedback from people who attended and look forward to holding the event again next year.”