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‘Live music’, ‘free health checks’ & ‘St John’s Ambulance volunteering’ to feature at Walled City Ma

24 May 2019

Live music by ‘TwoTempo’, ‘free health checks’ for over 50s and a ‘St John’s Ambulance volunteer recruitment event’ will all feature at the ever popular Walled City Market when it returns to Guildhall Square from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 1 June with over 20 traders offering fresh foods and bespoke handcrafted products.

Hannah Louise McCauley & Sarah McGoldrick – otherwise known as ‘TwoTempo’ – will be performing live music from 1pm to 3pm.

Are you over 50? If so, come along to Guildhall Square from 11am-2pm and join the ‘Drink Wise Age Well’ staff from Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum for a free health check – including blood pressure and cholesterol.

As well as conducting free health checks, the team will also provide information on alcohol and getting older – to help people make informed choices about their alcohol use, including on unit guidelines, tips for cutting down and where and how to get help if they need it.

St John’s Ambulance will also be in Guildhall Square from 11am to 4pm providing CPR, AED and first aid demonstrations, as well as handing out information leaflets and recruiting for new volunteers.

Derry City & Strabane District Council’s Market Development Officer Nicolle Walters expects the additional events planned will give the Walled City Market on 1 June an extra dimension.

“I’m delighted that as part of our June offering, we’ll be having live music by ‘TwoTempo’, free health checks provided by the ‘Drink Wise Age Well’ team and St John’s Ambulance on the look-out for bright and enthusiastic people to join their fantastic team of volunteers.

“We’ve already over 20 traders confirmed so far for what I have no doubts will be a really busy day – but I’d also like to take this opportunity to encourage further applications particularly from local fresh food producers.”

Trading at the Walled City Market on Saturday 1 June will take place from 11am to 4pm where you can purchase many artisan products such as freshly baked goods, sweet & savoury treats or end the search for that unique handcrafted gift!

Further information on the Council markets can be found by visiting www.derrystrabane.com/markets, Facebook Derry Strabane Markets, Twitter @DSMarkets or by contacting Market Development Officer Nicolle Walters on 02871 253 253  Ext: 6664 or [email protected]

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