Over 330 people, including the Mayor of
Enfield, visited a Service health fair in Southgate on Saturday 3
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."
- 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.
You can see photos of the event on our flickr page at www.flickr.com/londonambulance.