Dave Butterworth, and colleagues from Healthy Abingdon, organised the Abingdon Healthfest on Abingdon Market Place. There were thirteen stalls with different community groups. The event was sponsored by Penlon, the Abingdon company that makes lots of important equipment for the health sector.
One of Abingdon’s Guild of Town Criers was there to announce the events. He also did a cry from on top of the County Hall roof.
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Cheryl Briggs, spoke to a lot of the stalls.
A fire engine from the Abingdon Fire Station was on display. The fire service were promoting Bikeability (cycle training).
Last weekend I showed Mr. Busby and his Beekeeping business. This week he was there on the Abingdon Free Wheelers cycle stand. They have a calendar of weekly rides for all abilities.
Abingdon Athletics Club has coaching sessions on track and road running. Look at Abingdon Athletic Club to find out more.
Dementia Friendly Abingdon aim to make the town more supportive of people affected by dementia, and their carers.
Other groups included:
* Active Communities
* Abingdon Parkrun
* Community Dental Service
* Leisure / Tennis Centre
* Shed Oxford
* Talking Space Plus were giving out stress balls. If a stress ball is not enough, they also have videos and material to help and can arrange free talking therapies.