Monthly Archives: February 2019

Lakes Junior Parkrun

23 children came with their families to run a two lap course of 2km all inside the perimeter fence of the fields. At 9 am they ran/walked and smiled (mostly) their way round –  14 were completely new to Parkrun.

This event will now run every Sunday and it`s free.

The two big needs are:

For children to run and also for volunteers. At the moment some highly motivated volunteers from all over MK  have got this off the ground and will support it for as long as is needed. However, we want to encourage as many locals and parents as possible to become volunteers. It is really well organised and they only volunteer as and when they want to.

Please see this quote from a local resident :

I was never a massive fan of running but I really enjoyed Sunday especially with the kids. Keeping fit is so important and being a part of something like that encourages you to want to improve and continue to do it, I think it’s fantastic for the estate to have it right on our doorstep.”

A  request:

Please could you encourage all the families and children you work, live near or know  to sign up for this wonderful opportunity to get fit, have family fun and enjoy the fresh air together.

To register for a child to run

Email address to volunteer

Parkrun website with the summary of Sunday`s event.

To view the flyer 

Upcoming Cancer Awareness Events

March 2019

‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign – Launch 5th March 2019

PHE are launching a new ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign on 5th March 2019. The NHS is supporting the campaign which aims to reverse the downward trend in screening coverage, which is now at a 20-year low.  

 Information on how to get involved and supporting resources can be found on:

 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – 1 – 31st March 2019

Information on how to get involved and supporting resources can be found on:

 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – 1 – 31st March 2019

Information on how to get involved and supporting resources can be found on:

Brain Tumour Awareness Month – 1 – 31st March 2019

Information on how to raise awareness, get involved in campaigns and supporting resources can be found on:

No Smoking Day – Wednesday 13th March 2019

Smoking is the single largest cause of health inequalities and premature death. It is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK and causes at least 15 different types of cancer . 

Information on resources and how to support individuals to stop smoking can be found on:

April 2019

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – 1 – 30th April 2019

Information on how to get involved and supporting resources can be found on: