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Summer festival promotes health and fitness in Shildon
HUNDREDS of families flocked to a North-East park for a summer festival with a healthy twist.
The Local Motion MEGA Summer Festival at Hackworth Park in Shildon yesterday (Saturday, August 10) was more than your average summer fair.
Organised by the Pioneering Care Partnership, the free event also offered healthy eating and exercise tips to visitors that enjoyed its attractions.
Fitness demonstrations, a climbing wall, dance recitals, cycling advice and a pedal powered smoothie-maker, were just some of the fun activities designed to get pulses racing.
Information stalls offering health and fitness advice were also set up and cooking demonstrations showcased how to make delicious and nutritious meals.
The event, which was funded by Durham County Council’s Local Motion Project and Shildon Town Council, was aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and green transport choices in the Shildon, Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe area.
Councillor Peter Quinn, the Mayor of Shildon, said he had a wonderful time at the festival.
Events like these are great because they get people out and about,” he said. “If you don’t put these things on people tend to stay in and the community stagnates.
“It was a fantastic day and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves.”
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