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Prize for youngsters at pharmacy open day

Northfield Primary pupils Richard Tennant and Isabelle Brough, who won a drawing competition as part of a healthy living day, organised by Church View Health Centre, South Kirkby. Also pictured are the two judges of the competion, nurses Susan Bainbridge and Christine Slater.
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Northfield Primary pupils Richard Tennant and Isabelle Brough, who won a drawing competition as part of a healthy living day, organised by Church View Health Centre, South Kirkby. Also pictured are the two judges of the competion, nurses Susan Bainbridge and Christine Slater. h301b408

Youngsters from Northfield Primary School impressed with their drawing skills during a healthy living day at a nearby pharmacy.

Pupils Richard Tennant and Isabelle Brough won £30 worth of shopping vouchers each after winning a drawing competition by South Kirkby Pharmacy.

They were presented with their prizes at an event to boost healthy living at the pharmacy, at Church View Health Centre on Langthwaite Road, on Monday.

Pharmacy supervisor Amanda Hemmings said: “It was an event to promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles. We involved Northfield Primary School to run a competition to draw posters about healthy diets and eating five fruit and vegetables a day.”

Miss Hemmings said the pharmacy had just become a Healthy Living Pharmacy, a special accreditation from the district council which means it can provide advice on health living normally offered by GP surgeries.

Staff members Yvonne Ward and Carly Kolka have been trained as healthy living champions at the pharmacy.

Miss Hemmings said the pharmacy could also refer people on for further treatment.

She said: “People can come to us about weight management, giving up smoking, healthy eating and substance misuse.

“We are passionate about healthy living and wanted to provide this service for the area, which does have a lot of people who need advice about health problems or are struggling to get an appointment at their GP surgery.”

Miss Hemmings said an event was also being planned for people to get advice on treatments for high blood pressure.

 

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