THE IMPORTANCE of good health was celebrated at a wellbeing event.

Hampshire Wellbeing Services (HWS) hosted a well-being and leisure fair at the Roger Morris Community Centre, in Eastrop Way, Basingstoke.

Around 80 visitors to the event popped in to get health advice from a number of local wellbeing organisations including Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Basingstoke Mencap, North Hampshire Wellbeing Team, Hampshire Stop Smoking Service and Diabetes Research.

The fair gave local residents the opportunity to have a free health check, and allowed them to take part in free activity taster sessions such as Pilates, circuit training, table tennis, and Reiki drumming.

A group of 10 visitors also took part in a leisurely walk around Eastrop Park to emphasise the importance of exercise as part of a good health and wellbeing routine.

Pamper treatments were on offer at a discounted rate of £5 from the usual price of £60 for visitors from the North Hampshire Wellbeing Team, including acupuncture, reflexology, hypnotherapy and nutritional therapy.

Anne Noble, director of HWS, said: “It went really well, and it was really well attended. I think it is important because we had people who attended the event who had never been to this type of event or who really considered wellbeing before.

“The North Hants wellbeing team provide a lot of treatments that people hadn’t heard of and we wanted people to find out more. Sometimes we may be unhappy, and we are not sure why.”