Join us as our family fun packed Wellbeing Walk returns for 2017!

Come and join us for our annual Wellbeing Walk as we celebrate our second year of the Pennine Care Charitable Foundation.

Following the successful launch of the charity last year we are pleased to announce our second Wellbeing Walk for 2017.

The Wellbeing Walk will be held at Heaton Park, Middleton Road, M25 2LY on Saturday 14 October 2017 from 10.30am to 1.30pm. A number of routes will be mapped out so people can choose to do as much or little as they like from up to a 5k walk or a 10k run. Registration will start at 10.30am followed by a warm-up session from a fitness instructor before getting started. 

This year the walk focuses on mental health to mark World Mental Health Day falling in the same week. The walk will aim to encourage everyone to get walking, get talking and provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for everyone that needs a friendly ear.

Being active has a whole range of benefits when it comes to mental wellbeing. It can improve confidence, esteem, mood and sleep quality. It can also reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue.

The day will include fun activities for the kids and a day out for the adults. Some of the attractions include: face painting, treasure hunts, wellbeing stalls, fire engine from Greater Manchester Fire Service, stationary bike challenge (provided by Anytime Fitness) and goodie bags.

Pennine Care Charitable Foundation was established after a number of generous donations were made to the Trust by patients. The charity will help ensure these donations are used in the best possible way and allow for further fundraising to support worthwhile causes. Pennine Care will use Charitable Foundation funds to support projects that go beyond what is usually funded by the NHS to improve services for communities, service users and staff.

Julia Nicholson, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘The Wellbeing Walk 2016 was great fun. The mood was good and there was a lot of laughter on the day. We all walked at different paces and so there were plenty of opportunities to say hello to colleagues and introduce ourselves to friends and family we didn’t know. The children loved the ‘goodie bags’. We will definitely be taking part this year!”

The family dogs stole the event last year so this year the Charity will be encouraging dogs to come dressed up in costumes. There will be a competition for the best dressed dog.

Please register your details at:

www.penninecare.nhs.uk/charitablefoundation to join in the fun and make a real difference.

For more information, please call 0161 716 3891 or email:

pcn-tr.PCF-Charity@nhs.net