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Croydon Heart Town’s first ‘Healthy Living Hub Tea Dance’ on Friday 10 June was a great success! Over 50 people came from all over the borough to dance, meet new people and make new friends. There were such terrific comments from those in attendance that we immediately placed bookings on the Braithwaite Hall for the next two quarterly dates. i gas shares We will announce these dates here in due course so keep your eyes open for future announcements coming soon! May 2016

Good Gym is coming to Croydon! GoodGym is a unique running club where local runners of all abilities do good deeds to benefit the community, while keeping fit. All group runs in Croydon take place on a Tuesday evening and are led by a qualified trainer. They are a not-for-profit organisation and the scheme is funded by the Mayor of London’s Sports Participation fund. GoodGym has already set up in a number of areas including Brent, Camden, Greenwich, Hackney and Islington,

The launch for Croydon Good Gym is on Tuesday 17 May with the first task being a run to Croydon Arena in South Norwood help spruce up the bikes used on the exercise referral scheme and to tidy up the bike store. The venue for the launch is the Community Space at Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk, at 6:30pm. Check for more information. Come along!

• Croydon Heart Town supported over 150 runners that turned up to Lloyd Park to participate in the 3rd annual Vanguard marathon. gas pains or contractions It was blisteringly hot but every entrant made it safely round the course to the cheers of the crowd that came along to watch on the home straight. This is a marathon like no other, across varying terrain, even including the steep North Downs. The event was attended by a group from the 100 club – membership only being given once you have completed 100 marathons – with one entrant having completed over 250 marathons! Next year is already booked to take place, so for more information, please email Gareth Davies at or

• Croydon hosted the inaugural Ambition festival. Croydon Heart Town ran dance workshops, across the two days, in the Braithwaite Hall with over 150 people coming along to take part. a gas has The workshops included learning a Bollywood routine, a streetdance round the maypole and a very popular tea dance that itself saw more than 70 people come along to join in. There are many opportunities to take up dance in Croydon.

• Diabetes UK Roadshow Free health checks were given to Croydon residents who are 40 and over. A focus was given to those who were overweight, from an ethnic minority background, or with a history of diabetes in their family – all factors that increase your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. The roadshow provided information about how leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Activities also included: a free Type 2 diabetes risk assessment, physical activity area and a healthy eating marquee with a dietician and free fruit.

• Croydon Heart Town entered a team in the annual London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation to fight cardiovascular disease through world class research. gas jet size chart The team reported a wonderful day out with many already asking about next year’s event. For further information please email or visit British Heart Foundation bike rides.

• Tour Series Cycling. Thousands of people lined the streets of Croydon as the town hosted a hugely successful round of cycling’s elite team competition. The town was the subject of an hour long highlights package on ITV4 after hosting round three of the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix and round seven of the men’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series. The event had people talking about Croydon in a new light as the hugely technical circuit produced a thrilling evening’s racing. electricity kanji Croydon Heart Town was one of the event sponsors.

• Interfaith bike ride. With support from Croydon Heart Town, Faiths Together in Croydon organised a bike ride through Croydon visiting the diverse faith centres and concluding with a picnic in Park Hill Park. This was a fun day out for everyone – young and old – and was a great way to celebrate the diversity of faiths in Croydon. The day brought the communities of Croydon together and was hailed as a great success by those taking part.

“We are so grateful to everyone who took part in Positive Steps, either as a volunteer or participant, and all the partner organisations that supported the event. gas bloating nausea We have had a lot of very positive feedback from people and we know that we have raised the profile of mental health and wellbeing, as well as raising funds for Mind in Croydon.”

• Surrey Street Market organised a Harvest Festival celebration with fun activities for all the family. Croydon Heart Town hosted a food stall where a local chef prepared healthy alternatives to classic recipes. The team handed out healthy eating information with free recipe cards for everyone to try. Over 100 people sampled the delicious healthier options leaving the chef with nothing left to cook!

• We asked everyone in Croydon to Ramp up the Red to help fight the UK’s biggest killer, coronary heart disease. You can organise a Ramp up the Red event at work, at school, anywhere! All you need to do is visit and order your free fundraising pack. Alternatively you can contact Paul or Jo from the British Heart Foundation at or

• Croydon was officially launched as a Heart Town at the Croydon BID Big Get Fit Together event in North End. The action-packed event had a range of activities for all ages, including advice on keeping your heart in top shape, professionally supervised dance and exercise classes, wall-climbing and the Crystal Palace FC Foundation Speed Strike Challenge.