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Albion welcome health agencies

15 March 2014

Brewers set for Health & Wellbeing fixture

With Burton Albion hosting their Health and Wellbeing fixture against AFC Wimbledon today a selection of heath-related agencies and events will descend onto the Pirelli Stadium prior to kick-off.


Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing Robbie Marshall said: “It is really encouraging to see Burton Albion leading public health initiatives in this way and I’m sure Saturday’s event will make real difference.


He added: “One of the county council’s top priorities is to improve health and wellbeing in Staffordshire and we need to work with a range of organisations to make this happen.


“Burton Albion Community Trust has set the standard with programmes like Head for Goal and Golden Goal and we are pleased to work with it to enable people to receive good advice and make the right lifestyle choices.”


Burton Albion Community Trust Development Manager, Andy Taylor said: “We’re delighted to have the game against AFC Wimbledon as our Health and Wellbeing fixture.

“We’re delighted to welcome our key partners to the AFC Wimbledon game to promote a wide health agenda, including our ongoing activity programme.

“We hope that fans take up the chance to engage with the partners involved on the day and they leave the match with key health information.”

At the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday will be Waistlines, a personalised weight management service covering Burton & Uttoxeter, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffs (Codsall, Perton and Featherstone).

The service offers lifestyle and weight management services to clients who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 28kg/m2. The team help clients to set goals make health lifestyle choices and maintain their target weight.

Time To Quit will also be in attendance along with Big Cig who will be offering advice and guidance when it comes to quitting smoking.

Gordan Street Practice will be promoting the Choose Well campaign. The Choose Well campaign was developed to give people more information, to help you make the right decision on which services you choose based on your symptoms. This will help you access the right treatment and professional advice when you need it.

Addaction will also be offering information on Saturday, their aim is to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems. They do this by offering a wide range of services in England and Scotland.

They help the individual recover from their dependency, but also offer support to those closest to them. Working with families and loved ones forms a major part of Addaction's treatment ethos.

Supporters at the game will also be able to participate in a professional health check from 1.30pm in the community room within the Pirelli Stadium.

The health check will monitor key health indicators such as BMI, weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure and heart rate.

For more information about Burton Albion’s Health and Wellbeing Fixture on March 15 against AFC Wimbledon please contact BACT Health Officer Chris Prince on 01283 565938 or email healthbact@burtonalbionfc.co.uk


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