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Corporate sponsors invited to support Bay Health Festivals events

Businesses and organisations are invited to support the upcoming Bay Health Festivals events in Lancaster and Kendal.

Launched in 2017, Bay Health Festivals was created by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Lead Chaplain Rev Ian Dewar with the aim of starting conversations that would lead to healthier, happier lives for people in our region.

The festival team is now looking for corporate sponsors to help the events to continue to grow and reach more people.

Rev Dewar said: “As Bay Health Festivals grows we’re looking for support from the community to fund our events.

“From individual donations to headline sponsorship, all contributions to our population health mission are gratefully received.

“When we launched Bay Health Festivals the plan was always to receive seed funding from the trust while we established our brand.

“Bay Health Festivals is a staff-led initiative we have achieved so much to date using a number of small charitable grants and a huge amount of free staff time. But we’re ambitious, and we’re now working to do more events, make them bigger and better, and achieve financial self-sufficiency.”

The idea behind the festivals is to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes that add up to big improvements in our mental and physical health.

More people improving their diet, doing more exercise, and addressing potential health problems early can reduce the financial burden on the NHS and make our communities healthier.

Rev Dewar says: “In the eight years since we launched Bay Health Festivals, we have been gathering momentum and reaching more and more people with our message about improving health through rediscovering ‘the lost art of living’.

“We’re looking for sponsors who share our wish to improve the health of our population and become a part of the Bay Health Festivals movement.

“A healthy population is an economically-strong population. We know that people who live around Morecambe Bay are immensely proud of the region and want to see it thrive - we can all play a part in that by looking after our health.

“Whether you want to make a contribution large or small, please get in touch and be part of our work to help people to live healthier, happier lives.”

Forthcoming Bay Health Festivals events include:

  • Dalton Square, Lancaster, July 13 & 14: Free health checks, live entertainment and a huge selection of health and wellbeing organisations on Saturday, following by our celebration of cycling event on Sunday
  • Kendal Leisure Centre, October 27: Our Sunday Funday event with lots of activities to inspire healthy lifestyles
  • The team also has ambitions to organise an additional event in Barrow

From sponsoring a monthly email newsletter, to becoming a headline event supporter, there are packages available for all budgets. To find out more about the packages available, email ian.dewar@mbht.nhs.uk

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