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AITC TO SUPPORT HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENT

16 April 2018

Paul Hazlewood
AITC’s health team will be at the A Way A Day event

Albion in the Community is supporting a multicultural health and wellbeing event taking place in Brighton later this week, and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is encouraging local people to attend.

AITC’s health team will be at the A Way A Day event, which has been organised by local community development charity, the Trust for Developing Communities. It takes place at the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP), at 10A Fleet Street in Brighton between 10.30am and 2.30pm on 18th April, and is open to everyone from a minority ethnic background.

The focus of AITC’s work on the day will be promoting its cancer-related programmes and includes AITC’s Speak Up Against Cancer volunteers raising awareness of prostate cancer, and the charity’s Brighter Outlook team discussing how the free programme can help people stay active during, or after, cancer treatment.

The charity will also be hosting a women-only area at the event with fellow local charity RISE, aimed at highlighting the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.  

AITC is just one of a number of local organisations taking part in the event and as well as health-related information and support there will also be a free lunch, refreshments, board games, music and a range of fun, creative activities aimed at all ages.

No booking is necessary and Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish interpreters will be in attendance to provide language support.

Chris Hughton was delighted to see AITC showing its support for the event and had this message for fans, and said, “We are lucky in this city to have organisations that are working hard to reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing directly for people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

“I know from my own experience how important it is to value your health, and wellbeing and this event is about breaking down barriers and supporting you to access the help you need.

“Our health team at Albion in the Community is taking part and will be highlighting issues that affect us all and what we can do to keep healthy - all of which means we can support the Albion for longer.  

“Do attend if you can. It promises to be fun, informative and well worth the trip into town.”

For more information, email: ratnajanbibi@trustdevcom.org.uk or call: 07445 183 142.

To find out more about AITC’s health work, email: health@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.


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