NHS professionals are urging residents to show their support for an upcoming week of activities promoting health and wellbeing.

Winsford Wellbeing Week will take place throughout the town during half-term, from Monday, February 15 to Saturday February 20.

The event has been organised by a collaboration of health and wellbeing organisations, and is being led by Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones, the mayor of Winsford, and Winsford Town Council.

Cllr Gaskill-Jones, who is also a mid-wife, said: “I’d like to thank all involved with supporting and organising the event and would encourage everyone in the town to come along and join in the health and wellbeing activities.

“We have a great community in Winsford and Wellbeing Winsford Week is a great opportunity to promote the excellent services the town has to offer and help improve the general health wellbeing of our people.”

Aimed at helping people stay fit and well, there will be a range of free activities including outdoor gym sessions, children’s football, craft activities and Zumba.

There will also be information and guidance available from local health experts to enable you to make better choices about your lifestyle.

Dr Jonathan Griffiths, GP at Swanlow Practice in Winsford and chairman of NHS Vale Royal CCG, said: “The Wellbeing Week is a great opportunity for the people of Winsford to try out new activities that can help improve their health and wellbeing.

“Come along and speak with health commissioners and providers and share your experiences of using local health services.

“We will be on-hand to provide information and also give advice to support you and your loved ones to lead a healthy life.”

The week will close with a two-day Wellbeing Fair in Winsford Cross Shopping Centre on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February.

More than 25 stalls and stands will on hand at the Wellbeing Fair.

A number of partners will support Winsford Wellbeing Week, including NHS Vale Royal CCG, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Healthwatch, Parkinsons UK and Stroke Association.

Other partners include Open Community Innovations, Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Active Cheshire, Brio Leisure and Cheshire Change Hub, Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Brightlife and Health Visiting Team.

Paper copies of the programme, posters and flyers that have been distributed across Winsford. For more information, visit Wellbeing Winsford on Facebook.