Ms Pauline Crockard (Instructional
Officer swimming specialist) instructing Private Wes
McGlynn a military driver on turning bystanders into
Col Craig Welsby (dentist) and Corporal Claire Lloyd
(dental officer) explaining the importance of dental
hygiene to visitors at their stand.
A TEAM of soldiers took part in a 24 hour `stepathon'
in aid of Action Cancer at the Thiepval Barracks Health Fair
The event was organised by Captain Alison
Cripps, the health promotion officer for the Army in Northern
Alison said: "The purpose of the Health Fair
was to provide health education on a number of relevant topics
to promote a healthy lifestyle among military personnel, their
families and civilian employees within Thiepval." Action Cancer,
the Chest Heart and Stroke Association, Women's Aid and many
other agencies provided information on mental health, sexual
health, diet and nutrition, injury prevention, drugs and alcohol
awareness, dental care, smoking cessation, dermatology and life
The team of six soldiers taking part in the
event managed to keep going for a full 24 hours and raised £280
for Action Cancer.
Alison said: "We were delighted that the Army
Physical Training Wing here in Thiepval Barracks decided to do
some fund raising as part of Health Awareness day. "The guys
worked very hard - they did get a few breaks during their
marathon step session when visiting teams helped them out."