The annual Family Fun Day at Thames View Health Centre was a big success | News and events

Nelft logo


NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of  community health and mental health services across the north east London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent and Medway

Read the latest NELFT news, including information on our services, new trust staff, research and development of our services.

The annual Family Fun Day at Thames View Health Centre was a big success


Thames View 0-19 Integrated Team hosted the third annual Family Fun Day on Friday August 4.

The sun shone and the local community came out in numbers for the event, which was held on the playing fields behind Thames View Health Centre on Bastable Road in Barking.

The Fun Day was supported by a number of local services, including the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade, both of whom had staff on hand to offer advice and information – with some lucky youngsters getting the chance to sit in a fire engine.

Police pics

Fire Brigade Pics

The event also featured Vandome Cycles and Barking & Dagenham Cycling Club, who were offering ‘Learn to Ride’ and ‘Rider Development’ courses, and Trailnet, who had an array of bikes available for the crowds to have a go on, including tandems and a penny farthing.

Vandome cycles

Trail net

Staff from the Integrated 0-19 team also provided ‘healthy, but tasty’ sample dishes which went down well with all present.

Healthy eating

The Family Fun Day was aimed at reducing the prevalence and impact obesity has on the health and wellbeing in children, young people and their families by coordinating local efforts to educate and strengthen healthy lifestyles.

Staff picture

Staff picture two

Lisa Young, co-organiser of the fun day, said: “The team did such an amazing job to arrange this event, on top of their busy jobs. The local community turned out in numbers and everyone had a good time, while also helping to educate people on health eating. I’d like to thank the staff for helping – I’m privileged to work with such an amazing group of people. Thanks also to the stall holders who pitched in and made the event a great success.”