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Health and wellbeing watchwords for festival

07 June, 2019 — By Helen Chapman

WELLBEING will be the word of the day at a festival off Holloway Road this month.

The Manor Gardens Street Festival is back this year with an afternoon of dance, exercise, music, arts, crafts and health services for refugees, mental health services and support for those who have survived strokes.

Katy Porter, chief executive of the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust which runs the festival, said: “We have years of experience promoting health and wellbeing to the community.
“We also support refugees and newly arrived communities to ensure their health needs are met quickly.

“We’ve also been supporting stroke survivors for over 30 years, helping them to take an active place in the community again and regain their confidence. We befriend over 60 older residents in their own homes so that they get some company and don’t feel isolated.”

Felicity Ford, event organiser, said: “There will be something for all ages.

“We have the Whittington Park Steel Band, hot food, massage, activities for kids young and old, storytelling.”

The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust’s Summer Wellbeing Festival is free and open to all. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, between 12.30 and 4.30pm in Manor Gardens, N7 6LA.

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