One Voice announce Mela date

Published Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 13:32

Following on from the success of last year’s health fair, One Voice are pleased to announce the Baiter Sehat Mela will take place this year on Sunday 10th August, in Corporation Park, Blackburn from 12pm-4.30pm.

The Mela, which is being held as part of the Baiter Sehat campaign in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, aims to promote a positive attitude and to generate an awareness of the range of factors which influence health and wellbeing.

Health experts will be on hand at the Mela to meet and greet the public and offer advice and information. The event will also feature a fun day and an ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition.

Angela Ditchfield, Nurse at NorthWest Blood and Transplant Team sees the fair as a positive step in working with the local community.

“Last year the Baiter Sehat Mela was a huge success and thousands of people attended. It was a great way of informing people about organ donation and the impact it has on the community. Being able to make people aware of organ donation is key and many who attended the Mela signed on to the Organ Donor Register. Allowing people to access information will enable them to take an interest in their own health and well being. I am looking forward to this year’s Mela.”

Raising awareness about health issues and the social aspects of health is imperative to promoting good standards of health within a community and empowering people to take charge of their health.

Vice chairman of One Voice, Abrar Hussain said,

“Following the resounding success of last years Baiter Sehat Mela and repeated requests from the local community One Voice are pleased to announce that we will once again be hoping to stage a mela and community fun day on Sunday 10th August 2014.

“One Voice are looking forward to hosting the event which will once again provide valuable health information and a day packed full of fun and excitement for all ages.”

Further details of the initiative are to follow.

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