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Free health activities at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships thanks to National Charity Partnership

For the second year running, West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust is teaming up with the National Charity Partnership, a collaboration between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco, to help residents get active, have fun and look after their health.

Families can look forward to enjoying a range of fun and free activities at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton on Saturday 29 July.

The healthy living activities will be funded by the charity partnership as part of its Let’s Do This campaign. The campaign encourages people to take small steps towards healthier lifestyles by signing up to free local activities.

The taster activities on offer at the Let’s Do This Healthy Living Festival at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships include a sprint track, arm wrestling and a reaction timer – all designed to get your pulse racing.

The West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust team will be providing advice on taking small steps to move more and eat better. Participants are also invited to watch live demonstrations from the Glasgow Science Centre and a team of scientists will be showcasing their spectacular science at the Healthy Living Festival.

John Anderson, General Manager for West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust said: “We are committed to inspiring active and healthier communities and so we have come together again to encourage everyone to be more active. Everyone visiting the Let’s Do This Healthy Living festival can enjoy the array of free activities, demonstrations and interactive exhibits and find out more about what’s on offer in the local community.”

The National Charity Partnership – which is dedicated to helping people reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease through physical activity and eating healthily – will also be encouraging people to take on their 8 Week Challenge to help them set simple realistic goals to improve their health.

Matthew McKee, Prevention Programme Manager for the National Charity Partnership said: “Our Let’s Do This Healthy Living Festival at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships aims to motivate people to get outdoors and find out what’s happening in their local area.

“We hope that by giving people more advice and opportunities to get active, it will encourage them to think about their wellbeing and start making small changes towards better long-term health.”

For more information about the Let’s Do This Healthy Living Festival at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships, visit www.lets-dothis.org.uk. Click the picture below to watch the video from last year's Healthy Living Festival.