Olympian Fatima Whitbread joined more than 500 staff, patients and partner organisations at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) Annual 2012 Sports Day.
The NELFT Games 2012 took place on the sports field at Goodmayes Hospital and celebrated sport, good physical and mental health, and overall wellbeing.
A number of events, brought together the people who use our services, carers, NHS staff, partner organisations and members of the wider community, who took part in sporting and fitness activities ranging from a five-a-side football tournament and rounders, to yoga and Zumba.
Dignitaries who attended the popular event included: Ilford South MP Mike Gapes; Barking and Dagenham Mayor, Councillor Anthony Ramsey; Waltham Forest Mayor, Councillor Richard Sweden and Deputy Havering Mayor, Councillor Eric Munday.
The official opening of the NELFT Games 2012 Annual Sports Day was conducted by NELFT Chief Executive John Brouder and NELFT Chair Jane Atkinson, Fatima Whitbread and dignatories.
Trust Chair Jane Atkinson said:
“Now 2012 is here, we remain as committed as ever to promoting the role of sport in mental health, physical health and overall wellbeing.”
Fatima Whitbread added:
“I’m really delighted to be part of the North East London NHS Foundation Trust Sports Day, particularly as it is a fantastic way to promote sport and overall wellbeing in this Olympic year. Sport has been fantastic for me. When you’re physically fit it helps your overall wellbeing.”