Live healthily at Festiwell

Friday, 30 June, 2017

Find out how to live a healthier lifestyle at a new health and wellbeing event to be held in Four Marks.

Festiwell will be packed with activities to try, sports to play, healthy food to eat and lots of ways to help us stay fitter for longer.

Run by East Hampshire District Council and Four Marks Parish Council, the new event will be held on Sunday 9 July at Four Marks Recreation Ground.

Local running clubs, exercise classes, food producers and other healthy-living organisations will be on site to give visitors a flavour of what’s on offer in the area.

A sports taster zone will give people a chance to have a go at new sports such as archery, bowls and more. The Rural Areas Play Project will provide fun and games for younger children while the older kids can get some basketball coaching from Get Activ8d.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, councillor for Four Marks, said: “Festiwell will be full of all the fun things we can do to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

“There’s so much going on in this area to help people live happy and healthy lives and this festival will be the perfect opportunity to check out what’s on offer and try it out for yourself.

“From exercises and activities to diet and pastimes, Festiwell will show us lots of ways we can look after ourselves a bit better and have fun doing it.”

Alton Runners will be organising several races during the day, including a 10k, 4k, 1k and 100m sprint. There will also be an outdoor gym equipment and a host of sports to try.

For those not ready to put on their running shoes there will be a Walk to Health group and several stalls promoting mindfulness and alternative therapies.

Community groups such as the Four Marks Allotment Society and Alton Community Centre will be on hand to talk to people and Shine Dental, Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation and Alton Counselling Service will be there to offer advice.

Food will also play a big part in the event with many local producers showing the best way to prepare delicious and healthy meals.

For more information about the event go to www.facebook.com/easthampshire