The Valley of good health

News item: Members of the Complementary Cancer Care Trust at the 2011 health festival

300 visitors enjoyed Oxleas third annual Health Festival at The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic Football club.

As well as having the opportunity to take lessons in circus skills from a clown, visitors were able to have a free health check, enjoy an Indian head massage - all in the spirit of good health and wellbeing. There were also several workshops throughout the day on topics such as film and animation, creative writing and  poetry and social networking.

Various market stalls run by partner organisations provided information, guidance and advice on health issues, while football teams from a mental health football league put on a great performance for spectators.

Our picture shows members of the Complementary Cancer Care Trust, which works with patients providing a home visiting service that affords benefits to those unable to attend support groups, due to frailty, disability, illness or the effects of undergoing cancer treatments.

The picture was taken by inspirational local photographer Andy Barnes, who also judged the very popular photographic competition.

Published on 27th May 2011