Trust Thamesmead held the first of what will be an annual New You, New You event on Saturday at The Link Thamesmead, as part of the Trust’s health and well being agenda.

The Trust, along with 20 other organisations were on hand to give advice and guidance to residents of Thamesmead, which also offered exercise taster sessions, healthy cooking demonstrations, motivational speakers and enterprise workshops.

Attendees were also encouraged to make a pledge, be it to keep fit, take better control of their finances or learn something new. The list was endless with residents signing up for the Trust and its partners to keep in touch with them throughout the year, giving advice, guidance and a helping hand when needed.

Trust Thamesmead’s Community Development Officer, Lisa Ann Newton said: “This event sparked the Trust’s commitment to help improve the health and wellbeing of Thamesmead residents. It was great to see lots of people on the day finding out how they could make a difference to their quality of life. The pledges made will enable us to help individuals make the difference through provision of advice, information, news and support, which we hope will have a positive impact on individual’s lives going forward.”