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Event shows how to survive the winter

A free event offering help and advice about keeping warm and staying healthy during the winter is being held at St George’s Hall.

The Winter Survival Community Event takes place on Wednesday 12 November (10am-2.30pm). It is part of a campaign aimed at reducing excess deaths during the winter months.

The event will have 50 exhibitors, from a wide range of organisations, providing information and advice on a number of issues including:

• Fuel Poverty
• Debt
• Energy efficiency
• Financial assistance
• Healthy living
• Keeping Active
• Social inclusion

There will be entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day including a guest appearance from radio celebrity Pete Price who will be to demonstrate some chair –based  keep-fit activities.

Live music will be provided by the NW Charity singers and Reiki healing sessions by Ursui System.

There will also be a free prize draw and a hot drink on arrival. Free bags of vegetables to make soup will also be handed out while stocks last.

The event will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp. She said: “This event is very important in providing information and advice to help people keep warm and safe. Hundreds of people have attended in previous years and have found it extremely helpful.

“It is a key part of the Winter Survival campaign which is aimed at cutting excessive winter deaths. Although we have seen the number of excess deaths in the coldest months reduced significantly in recent years there have still been more than 200 in recent years,

“So the chance to meet experts on a whole range of subjects to help you survive winter is one not to be missed.”

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