An inaugural health fair giving Haverhill residents free and practical advice to enjoying a healthier lifestyle has been declared a success.

The Haverhill Health Fair was hosted by ONE Haverhill Partnership and Abbeycroft Leisure and supported by West Suffolk Community Engagement Group.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, was guest of honour at Friday’s event at Haverhill Leisure Centre which included a range of information stalls organised by local groups and organisations.

Visitors were given the chance to benefit from useful and practical advice to encourage them to lead a more comfortable life.

The health fair was the brainchild of Michael Simpkin who said he was pleased with how it went.

Mr Simpkin said: “The aim of the event was to give simple tips and advice on staying active, improving health and wellbeing and being an active member of your community.

“We were really pleased with how it went and we would like to thank everyone who attended and supported it.

“The hope is that we will hold another Haverhill Health Fair in due course.

”Other activities on the day included blood pressure testing, Tai-Chi and wellbeing taster sessions and a free health walk.

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