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West Berkshire prepares to feel good

A variety of events are being planned for Feelgood Fortnight, which takes place in April

WEST Berkshire residents are invited to take their trainers out of winter storage and prepare to get fit and healthy during Feelgood Fortnight, set to get the district's pulses racing again this spring.

Organisers of the springtime fortnight of events have said a hundred free activities aimed at getting people to take a greater interest in their health will be held in various locations across the district.

This is the third consecutive year of Feelgood Fortnight and last year, more than 4,000 people took part in it.

The initiative, which is funded by the West Berkshire Partnership and co-ordinated by Newbury Town Centre Partnership, begins on Saturday, April 9, with free blood pressure checks at Newbury Town Hall and a Chef's Challenge in the Market Place, with local chefs competing for a prize for their cooking.

This will be followed by two weeks of children's and adults' activities such as gym sessions, relaxation days, walks and dance classes, as well as more challenging events like canoeing and climbing. There is even a planned treasure hunt.

Newbury Events Manager, Caroline Paus, said: “Because the two week event straddles the Easter School break, it's given us a wonderful opportunity to create a diverse programme for young people, I hope it'll inspire everyone to try something new.”

For more information and a full listing of events, click on the link below.

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