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85,000 people across the country are expected to take part in a special parkrun to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Published on June 8, 2018 at 8:43 am

On Saturday 9 June 2018 more than 85,000 across the country are expected to take part in a special parkrun event to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Staff from all parts of the NHS, from doctors to domestics and paramedics to porters, will join runners, walkers and volunteers at more than 300 local parkruns across the country to mark the contribution the NHS has made to the nation.

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New blog: Why I love walking

Published on June 28, 2017 at 11:57 am

By Councillor Mustafa Desai, the Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care for Blackburn with Darwen Council

We are currently going through very challenging times with huge pressures on our health and social care systems. The problems are not going to go away anytime soon and there are no easy solutions but if we all take it upon ourselves to do our little bit, although the impact may not be immediate, there are most certainly long term benefits to be realised. 

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