Wellfest is back!

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cartoon figure of a green man with his hands held high and the word Wellfest

Wigan Borough’s festival celebrating the many different ways people can get healthier and happier, will hit the streets again next month.

After the success of 2016 inaugural year, Wellfest it returns for a third year, encouraging the borough to do something to help support their health and wellbeing.

Running from Tuesday the 3rd to Sunday the 15th of July there will be a huge range of exciting events taking place such as Street Velodrome, a picnic in the park with a brass band playing, tennis taster sessions, Family Festival in a Day and nature walks across the borough.

Wellfest has been organised by a variety of different Organisations including Wigan Council, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust who have joined forces to encourage people to try something new or discover different ways to make life that little bit better through being healthier and more active.  This year Wellfest will also support and link to the local cultural offer to help inspire and engage residents in a wider variety of regular opportunities which could benefit their wellbeing.

Wellfest links into The Deal for Health and Wellness, which was launched with the aim to increase healthy living and wellbeing across the borough.

Councillor Keith Cunliffe, cabinet member for adult social care at Wigan Council, said: “Wellfest is such a brilliant opportunity for people to get out and get involved in activities they may not have tried previously.

“The health and wellbeing of our residents is really important and it is vital that we instil healthy living from any age.

“Wellfest is a great opportunity for all of the family to get involved and enjoy the great outdoors, different activities or something new.”

To find out more about the wide range of events taking place as part of Wellfest go to www.wellfest.org or follow the councils social media channels.