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Take a walk in a colon

FIGHTING FIT: Students at the Isle of Man College Health Fair. John Maddrell JM130313 (19).

FIGHTING FIT: Students at the Isle of Man College Health Fair. John Maddrell JM130313 (19).

A walk-through colon was one of the star attractions at this week’s Isle of Man College annual health fair.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘looking after the whole you’ and the fair gave students and the visiting public a chance to find out more about good health and the various health support organisations in the island.

More than 30 organisations, both charitable and funded ones, attended with a wide range of colourful displays. Topics covered ranged from fitness tips from the NSC; guidance on managing stress from the Psychological Therapies Service; and information about eating disorders with the Manx Eating Disorders Awareness Group. Charities including Cruse Bereavement Care, Samaritans amd Crossroads Young Carers, were also there to discuss their various support services.

The giant colon arrived courtesy of Bowel Cancer Isle of Man to publicise bowel cancer and other diseases of the large intestine.

The Macmillan Cancer Information Centre was offering support for anyone affected by cancer.

 

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