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Football partners aim to score festival first

PUBLISHED: 15:42 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:32 25 August 2010

A NEW partnership between a football club and a mental health trust could lead to a health festival being held each year.

A NEW partnership between a football club and a mental health trust could lead to a health festival being held each year.

Charlton Athletic and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which looks after the mental health of people in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich, will hold the first Health and Wellbeing event on May 20 at The Valley.

There will be exercise sessions, music, drama and dance workshops, healthy eating advice, education and employment opportunities, a tea dance for older adults and advice on giving up smoking.

There will also be a football tournament on the Charlton pitch involving 12 teams and an opportunity for people to have a go at Olympic sports.

Oxleas Joint Head of Nursing Phil Garnham said: "The festival is an opportunity for anyone interested to come along and find out about or get involved in a range of different activities.

"I am really pleased we have so many organisations taking part which means we have something for everyone."

Chartlon will also donate memorabilia which will be given away in a free raffle for those who attend. The event is from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

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