People across the country have gathered for Parkrun events that mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS. On the 8th and 9th of July, local Parkrun events were run for adults and children across England, Scotland and Wales.
The aim was to highlight the importance of physical activity and health for people and communities across the UK. The event included signposting for how communities can support the service such as joining the NHS Organ Donor Register, giving blood, or signing up for research programmes.
1,700 GP practices have committed to improving the signposting for patients to encourage both positive mental and physical health practices. Chrissie Wellington, OBE, Global Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun, added:
“The partnership between Parkrun and the NHS represents an exciting new way to celebrate the NHS 75th anniversary. It showcases Parkrun as a safe and inclusive space for all ages, abilities and backgrounds in being active and social in the outdoors.”
To find out more about the event, see here.