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Meet the London Ambulance Service at free community health day

A young visitor to last year's community fair gets her face paintedFree health checks, a teddy bear hospital, a magician, old and new ambulances, and the chance to get some fake wounds to freak out friends for Halloween are just some of the highlights at a free community health fair.

The London Ambulance Service in partnership with AT Medics are holding the fun day at the New Addington Community Centre, Central Parade on Friday (31 October).

Some of the activities include learning life-saving skills and a CPR demonstration, free health checks including blood pressure checks will be taking place.

As well as stalls showcasing the history of the ambulance service, how to call 999, a chance to look around some ambulances old and new, and our cycle response unit, other health and community organisations such as AT Medics, the Stroke Association, London Fire Brigade, Age UK, Croydon Health Services, New Addington Pathfinders and many others will also have stalls with free information and advice.

Vicki Hirst, Community Involvement Officer for Croydon, said: “This is a great opportunity for the local community to come along and learn how to save a life, find out more about our Service and also to have some fun.

“With a number of stalls from other organisations it’s a great opportunity for those who live or work in Croydon to find out more information about their local healthcare options.”

Everyone is welcome to attend between 10am and 2pm on Friday (October 31). Free entry and refreshments.

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The photo above shows a young visitor to last year’s health fair at Addington getting her face painted.