Health Week: “Mr Cycle Was a Success”

Southampton Health Week Collage

Staff tuck into the goodies on offer at Southampton

We end our round-up of Health Week activities with news from two more locations…

Malcolm Dossett tells us about Southampton‘s activities…

“Alicia [Alexander] and Steve [Shuker] offered their own support and ideas which enabled us to really back the project. Tracey Smith, Returns Supervisor here in Southampton, took on the task of obtaining and preparing the presentation.

She spent the Sunday  Strawberry picking and then made up 100 fruit kebabs for all to enjoy. (It was past midnight when she finished at home)

It wasn’t just fruit kebabs either. A whole range of freshly purchased fruit was available along with cheese and tomato sticks, yoghurt. health bars, healthy dips, celery sticks, cucumber slices, whole pineapples, crisp breads and the list goes on!

Tracey shared a comment regarding the lovely aroma in her car that morning when she brought the goods in.

After laying out the product in our canteen all the staff were invited to participate and it was received very well indeed. Tracey made a point of allocating separate supplies for the Twilight and Night shifts so all could take part.

She also visited a Gym and a surgery seeking pamphlets supporting healthy eating to lay around the tables. She had a degree of success as well. We placed some Health related magazines in the vicinity also.

Everyone who participated commented on the quality of the spread.”

Meanwhile, Bertrams organised a whole week of activities with daily email reminders which included sub-themes with ideas on lifestyle; fitness and exercise; diet and healthy eating; wellbeing; and sun safety. We have an extract from the email Matt Chaplin sent the following week thanking everyone who took part…

“Health week has been and gone, culminating in the charity raffle, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.Thank you for everyone who took part, we raised a fantastic £170.00.

The Cycle to Work scheme seems to have been very popular and I hope that many staff will utilise this fantastic opportunity, and consider cycling to work on a regular basis.

The fresh fruit was well received and with the new fresh fruit service from Food4Thought starting today [22nd June – Ed] , we hope that healthy snacking is here to stay!

Mr Cycle was also a success, with 10 staff having their cycle M-checked on site, and receiving a full breakdown of any work that needed completing to restore the cycle to full operation.We will be in contact with Mr Cycle to have this service repeated on a regular basis, given the popularity.

A big thank you to Tracy in Facilities, Fran and Joanna in HR for their support over the past week.We hope that everyone made at least one positive change as a result of the information and activities last week.”

It’s great to see some of the Health Week activities extended beyond the one week. Thanks for all your news everyone, it looks like Health Week will return next year 🙂

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