Southgate health fair - 3 November 2012

A young visitor learning CPROver 330 people, including the Mayor of Enfield, visited a Service health fair in Southgate on Saturday 3 November.

Visitors learnt basic life support, had a chance to compare a 1970s ambulance with a modern one, and were entertained with some high-energy zumba dancing. 

Attendees were also invited to burn some calories on a smoothie-making bike. There were a number of popular activities for kids, including a fact-finding quiz, a teddy bear hospital and a magician.

As well as having an opportunity to speak with our staff about the work we do, there were stands run by other healthcare organisations and community groups, including the British Heart Foundation, London's Air Ambulance, Diabetes UK and the Stroke Association, which provided free blood pressure checks.

Head of Public and Patient Involvement Margaret Vander said: "The event was a great success and I was struck by the number of people who came along.

"The Mayoress of Enfield had such a good time talking to everyone, and she joined in with the zumba.

"These events are a great opportunity for us to raise our profile in local areas around London, and to build relationships with the public and partner organisations."

Interesting facts:

  • Visitors included: 218 adults, 120 children and 1 dog
  • 150 fruit smoothies made on the smoothie-making bike
  • 40 blood pressure checks by the Stroke Association
  • 200 balloons used by the magician.


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