After months of preparation, the sun shone (again) for this year’s Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day and a thoroughly good time was had by all.
With a record-breaking 1,400 people in attendance for its 11th year, the day continues to be a popular outing for those living with learning disabilities, complex health needs and other disabilities in Gloucestershire. Amongst the joy and laughter, the event also carries a serious message about ensuring people with learning disabilities can access health and wellbeing support and can live healthier and happier lives. Here’s a few interesting figures from the day:
- 81 volunteers from Hartpury College, Inclusion Gloucestershire and Dean Magna School
- Boccia competition opened by Lord-Lieutenant, Edward Gillespie OBE
- 120 stall holders, stands and static displays
- 14 inclusive adapted sports inside and outside courts and grounds
- 104 coaches, support activity volunteers
- 400 healthy goody bags given out, provided by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust’s Charitable Fund
- 4 very cute therapy dogs
- 2 Mounted Police on horses
- 4 lambs
- 10 Bantams
- 2 pirates
Thank you to everyone who joined us including carers, advocates and support workers. An extra special thank you to the stallholders, volunteers, our registration team, Cater Cater and Oxstalls Sports Park management and staff for their invaluable contribution.