Lancashire Gujarat Health Users Forum established in partnership with the Gujarat Hindu Society to promote health of South East Asian and wider communities.
- Series of monthly ‘Health workshops’ introduced.
- Two day Mela held in the new Gujarat Hindu Society Community Centre.
- First Chief Guest, Professor John Ashton, Director of Public Health North West
- Royal Preston Hospital staff, the ‘Blood Drop’ team provide professional support.
- Number of visitors exceeds organisers’ expectations.
- Monthly health workshops continue to attract support at GHS Community Centre.
- ‘SloppySlippers’ campaign organised in collaboration with Age Concern.
- Principal Guest, Prof. Raman Bedi, Chief Dental Officer, delivers message of support from Sir Nigel Crisp, Chief Executive, Department of Health.
- Medical students from University of Manchester (supported by LGHUF to form the ‘Health Olympics’ team) provide health counselling.
- Road accident awareness theatre presentations.
- Ambulance and fire tender prove a big attraction to children.
- Anna Walker, Chief Executive of the Health Care Commission visits Preston to meet LGHUF.
- Healthy walks organised in association with Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
- Charity dinner to support Rosemere Cancer Trust.
- Second Rosemere Charity Dinner.
- Presentation ‘Promoting Healthy Living – Empowering Communities’, at NW Evaluation Network Conference, Bolton.
- Involvement in Falls User Carer Forum
Preston, Bolton University, Cardiff
- Health Mela crosses the border to Wales.
Preston, Bolton University, London
- First discussions on collaboration with Rotary International.
Preston, Bolton University, Leyland
- Mela moves to Guild Hall to celebrate Guild Year.
- First collaboration with Rotary Club of Leyland and Rotary International fully engaged in Health Mela programme.
- Name changed to National Forum for Health and Wellbeing reflecting an expanding role.
Mela team joins Guild Torchlight procession.
Preston, Bolton University, Leyland, Fylde Coast (Blackpool), Bradford University
- Chief Guest Paul Buckley, Director of Education and Standards at the General Medical Council praises contribution
of ‘Health Olympics’ team.
- Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, is honoured Guest.
- Permanent office base for NFHW established in University of Bolton.
Preston, Bolton University, Leyland, Fylde Coast (Fleetwood), Bradford University
- Professor John Ashton returns as Chief Guest at Leyland
- Proposals for events in West Lancashire and Merseyside.
- NFHW is finalist in E3 Business awards ‘Social Enterprise’ category
- Guest lecture at University of Bolton by Rotary District Governor Kevin Walsh.
- Conference with University of Bolton,‘An Holistic Approach to Health and Wellbeing’.
- NFHW applies for charitable status.
- Secondary school link – Academy@Worden
to be host for 2015 Leyland Mela.
- International link as NFHW supports planned Health Mela in India.
- Preston event hosted by University of Central Lancashire from 2015 onwards
- Guest lecture and conference series continues at Bolton University.
- Event series continues in Bolton, Bradford, Leyland and Fylde Coast
- Health Mela concept introduced in India for the first time
- Plans for further expansion across Britain