Angela Rippon to promote healthy living event

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NEWSREADING legend Angela Rippon is coming to town to help promote positive approaches to life for older adults at a United Generations event on Friday, September 30.

The event will be held at stadium:mk between 10am and 3pm and will include healthy eating and lifestyle, staying safe, volunteering, socialising and to showcase the intergenerational work being carried out in the city.

Pete Winkelman, chairman of MK Dons, is opening the event at 10.30am and activities throughout the day will include a choir, Wii fit, exercise demonstrations and the chance for the public to join in with dance activities such as pole-dancing and zumba.

Angela Rippon will arrive about lunchtime and will take the stand to give her take on how she has stayed so active and healthy.

There will be a treasure hunt with exciting prizes including a netbook and a Kindle e-book and refreshments available throughout the day. The council will also be offering free electric blanket testing to anyone who brings theirs along on the day.

As well as a day of activities there will be an exhibition area – an opportunity to find out more from key agencies in Milton Keynes including Milton Keynes Council Trading Standards, the Council’s Adult Social Care Team, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust, The Extra Care Charitable Trust, volunteer groups and many more.

You can also sign in online at

Karen Ford, MKC’s Head of Trading Standards said: “We’re really excited that someone of the calibre of Angela Rippon is coming to MiIton Keynes to be the public face of such an important cross-generational event like this.”

If you are a local business wishing to get involved in the event or you wish to find out about sponsorship packages, please email or register your interest through If you are a registered charity, you can have a free stand to showcase your work or engage with the community.

If you are over 55 and would like to attend the event, please register your interest on the above website. You can also be kept up to date on what will be going on that day by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter – you can click on the links on the trading standards website.