Hundreds of free heart screening tests for young people are on offer at the Resource Centre next month.
The screenings will take place on March 18 and 19 and have been organised by local mum Karen Campbell and funded by the James Campbell Memorial Fund, set up in honour of her son Jamie who tragically passed away in 2013 aged 16 from an undiagnosed heart condition.
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die from undiagnosed heart conditions. The screenings, which usually cost £35, are giving young people in the Middlesbrough area the chance to have their heart health checked free of charge.
Over the course of the two days the Resource Centre’s sister facility, Acklam Green Centre, will be supplying a complimentary lunch for the doctors during the event.
Sandra Phillips, chief executive of Actes Trust which owns the Resource Centre and Acklam Green Centre, said: "As a local business we were delighted to help Karen out by providing lunch for the doctors free of charge. I hope that plenty of people come along over the course of the two days and get behind this important initiative. Our team will certainly be taking the opportunity to have our heart health checked."
The 200 appointments for free heart screening are available to anyone aged between 14 and 35. Appointments can be booked now by visiting www.testmyheart.org.uk or by calling 0203 691 0000
There has been much excitement amongst the team at the Resource Centre on the arrival of our brand new brochures! Following on from a photoshoot by North East esteemed photographer, Dave Charnley, the Resource Centre now has brochures showcasing our training facilities, events and functions and conference and meeting rooms. There is also a rate card displaying our room hire rates and everything available at the Resource Centre. Copies are available from our reception or alternatively you can view the brochure here.
A Welfare Advice event organised by the Halo Project and held at the Resource Centre was thoroughly enjoyed by both the local community and other advice organisations from Teesside. The community event which included, face painting, arts and crafts and many other children’s activities provided the perfect mix of fun with practical Welfare Advice.
Representatives from the Stockton Welfare Advice Network and Know Your Money attended the event and women and children from the local community benefited from both the advice they received and the opportunity to get together and enjoy the activities.
The events, which are held every quarter, are based around a different topic each time and staff at the Resource Centre hopes to welcome the Project again in the future.
Angie Kelly, Assistant Facilities Manager at the Resource Centre welcomed the Project ‘We really enjoy holding all types of events and functions. The Ford Hall is the perfect size to hold large groups and with direct access to our gardens and patio area and use of our kitchen facilities it’s a great choice for private hire and community events like those held by the Halo Project.’
The Halo Project support men and women seeking advice and support around Forced Marriages, Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. To find out more about the support they offer visit www.haloproject.org.uk.