We knew that to turn the tide in Blackpool it would take more than health services working alone. So, in response to a Government directive to work more closely with professional sports clubs, we launched Altogether Now — a Legacy for Blackpool.
The unparalleled Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool partnership programme is continuing to tackle the town’s health challenges with the aid of a number of high profile Health Ambassadors.
Now the partnership programme is delighted to welcome Blackpool FC Manager, Neil McDonald, as its new Health Ambassador for Physical Activity.
Altogether Now Health Ambassador Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose was the special guest as Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust highlighted its new healthier workforce strategy at a special event on Wednesday 15 July.
He’s currently training hard for his next big fight, but Blackpool boxing champ Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose has added an extra special session to his preparations.
‘The Lion’ is inviting youngsters from across the town to join him in a unique Fit2Go session at Stanley Park on Saturday 18th July from 11am – 1pm as he cranks up the training for his rematch against Carson Jones on Saturday 1st August.
Blackpool may be a seaside town and a popular place to visit for millions of people each year, but unfortunately it is not a healthy place to live.
Male life expectancy in Blackpool is the lowest in the country. This is because men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle — they are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol in excessive amounts and be overweight or obese. These lifestyle factors mean that the likelihood of experiencing serious health issues such as cancer, stroke and heart disease is greatly increased.