On 13th to 19th June 2022, we are celebrating Diabetes Awareness Week in Skipton.  

Partners across Craven have come together to offer inclusive, engaging events, including training & peer support activities to raise awareness of Diabetes , and share lived experiences. 

Timetable of FREE Events, *including health checks – testing BMI, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars for early signs of chronic conditions 

15th June  

Diabetes Awareness Event at Ings School, Skipton 12-2pm  . 

  • Education Session 
  • Dietician providing nutrition advice 
  • Health checks  

No booking required.  

16th June  

Wellbeing Afternoon at Aireville Park, Skipton.  

  • Health Checks 12:30-2:45pm  
  • Yoga 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Fitness for All class 1:45- 2:45pm  
  • Q&A diabetes session 12:30-2:45pm  

To book a place on the Well-being afternoon activities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone: 01756 802098 Mon – Fri 9am-1pm 

SELFA will be running themed activities throughout the week for children and families. 

Emma Pears (CEO – SELFA) says “ Everyone knows someone affected by diabetes. Give yourself the best chance of supporting someone with the condition, by coming along to one of these free events”.  

Bruce Woodhouse (Skipton Step into Action Trustee and Retired GP) says, “People with diabetes need information and knowledge to manage their condition. Bring along your questions and share your own experiences with others at the Q+A session”. 

A special thanks to the partners involved , including SELFA Children’s Charity, Skipton Step into Action, VCS alliance, & WACA Primary Care Network.

Our recent Cliffe Castle Park Run concludes the series of Park Run take over events which took place across AWC, in partnership with Modality PCN & Act as One. 
This initiative was a huge success, with a record number of participants running/ walking at each event.
Cliffe Castle - 118 Runners 
Aireville Park - 174 Runners
Ilkley Junior Park Run -  72 Runners 
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this series, supporting on the day, or promoting the community events to Patients. 
To read more about the final event visit Keighley News - Keighley parkrun is just what the doctor ordered: PHOTOS | Keighley News
For information about the weekly park runs available near you, please see the image below, or visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/
Find Your Local Park Run
A survey has been developed to get feedback of people across a range of issues, but focusing on people’s timely access to Craven services and support (provided by the NHS, Councils and voluntary sector). 
An online survey is available at:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H9HNVR7  
Please can you complete the survey online. Help with this may be available at a library. Hard copy and Easy Read versions will be available in libraries across Craven.  Return hard copy surveys to any library for central collation in Craven (via Skipton library).

Give your health and well-being that kick it needs on the 7th May (9am) when local GP practices staff volunteer to help manage the local Park run at Cliffe Castle Keighley! Please come and run, walk or volunteer but above all get active – its great for your health!  

And that’s not all, find out lots more about how to stay healthy and connected in Keighley as lots of local groups and communities showcase the great activities that can keep you healthy right here in Airedale. So please join us for an active Saturday and discover how you can make some small changes to lead a healthier life!  

In addition, there will be a showcase of the great health and wellbeing services available in our local area provided by the great charities and community groups in Airedale!  

There’s something for everyone with lots of groups and activities suitable for all ages and abilities!  

There will also be offering basic health checks, and everyone is looking forward to the Tai Chi warm up!  

A free event that is a great opportunity to start of your Saturday morning feeling fresh whether you take part, help volunteer, or come and show your support, it would be great to see you! 

Emma Taylor from the WACA GP practices says, “Our GPs are part of the community and are really keen to promote the benefits of getting active in your community and park run is a great example of how you can run, walk or volunteer and get active and feel great at the same time!”  

Bill Graham from the Modality GP partnership says” come and find out about how to be more active in Airedale and find something that suits you!”  

Community partners involved include KHL, Project 6, KAWACC, Highfields HCA, Bradford Council, Act as One Partnership, Get Out More CIC, Missing Peace, Discover Tai Chi, Truly Essential, Joe Kutny Bootcamp, KHL, It'sworthtalkingabout, Get Out More and Cliffe Castle Support Group, Bronte Tykes Cycling club & more!

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A big thanks to the 37 staff and volunteers who supported the Park Run event this weekend, and a special thanks to Dr Kate Howgego from Dyneley House Surgery for being Race Director. 
We had a record of 170 people in attendance at the WACA / Modality Skipton Park Run Event, which was helped by the glorious weather! 
Many took advantage of the free health checks on offer, and the free water and bananas, which were kindly donated by Morrisons. 
The next Park Run take-over event will take place in Cliffe Castle (Keighley) later this year. In the meantime, staff will continue to promote the weekly free 5km Park Runs ( Saturday's 9am) available at Cliffe Castle and Aireville Parks, for Patients who are looking for a new challenge or volunteering opportunities.