Mallow Health Week 2018 was held from the 1st to the 5th of October. The week of activities included offering free access to gyms and exercise classes as well as mindfulness sessions. Throughout the week it was possible to get health checks with the public health nurses and get informed on cancer prevention with the Marie Keating Foundation.
The main event was held on Thursday the 4th. Leaving from Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Pat Kerrigan of the Red Hot Chilli Steppers Walking Group led a group of over 80 walkers through Mallow. Walkers from walking groups in the city and county arrived down by the bus loads and joined the locals for a walk through Mallow Town.
The walk finished up at Mallow Social Services where the walkers were given a healthy dinner, served up by volunteers from the CDYS, who did an amazing job.
Dinner was followed by a session of laughing yoga with Debbie McCann. Hearing 80 people laughing out loud was something else!
The night finished up everyone getting free Healthy Ireland goodies and a few pieces of fruit (courtesy of Dano’s Supervalu) for the way home!