Stevo the Madman to host free north London health event

Stevo the Madman to host free north London health event

HE’S A bit of a ‘Madman’ but social media star Stevo loves to give back. And that’s just what he’ll be doing on June 29 when he heads to his former stomping ground in north London. 

Hosting a free health and wellbeing, come one, come all, advisory session at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, Stevo will headline the one-day grassroots event, which is set to feature live music, dance performances and public workouts. 

Stevo the Madman

The former footballer gained the public’s attention thanks to his comedy videos on Snapchat and has a combined audience of more than 2.4 million followers and subscribers. 

Looking ahead to the event he enthused: “It really means a lot to be able to come back to my old stomping ground and work with Edmonton Community Partnership in their work to help the people of Edmonton fulfil their potential and support their overall health.”

Organisers have teamed up with local businesses to provide residents with the feel-good factor, to boost confidence and emotional well-being. Opportunities include shape ups: with the price a basic haircut soaring over £30, visitors can enjoy a free trim at the ‘Street Cuts’ stand. Manicures: local salon Dylan’s Sisters will be offering a free nail polish service. Massage: de-stress with free head and shoulder massage.

Edmonton Community Partnership CEO, Trevor Blackman said: “We hope the Health Heroes Unite event will bring the local community together.  

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“We want to help residents and underserved communities access the health and wellbeing services they need. Early intervention and wrap around services results in less people presenting at A&E in crisis.”

The Edmonton Community Partnership (ECP) began in 2011 when a group of local schools came together to address some of the issues facing their shared communities.

They have run local projects to address the complex needs that exist within Edmonton; from language lessons for adults to cooking classes for kids and counselling vulnerable children. Their initiatives are designed to help people to unleash their full potential, providing the tools they need to thrive and ultimately enhance the life chances of children and families in Edmonton.

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Taking place over the same weekend as Glastonbury, which signals the start of the UK’s festival season, the Health and Wellbeing Festival will see people of Edmonton enjoy live music in the heart of the community from the likes of reggae legend, Tippa Irie who has worked with the likes of The Black Eyed Peas and Alexandra O’Neil.

Attendees can have fun with friends and lots of props at the 360 photo booth and get a photo with Stevo the Madman, Tippa Irie or stars of Gogglebox Sandi and Sandra at the ‘Meet n Greets.’

Those who fancy working up a sweat can take part in fun dance workouts and Zumba sessions that everyone can get involved with.

In what has been dubbed a ‘Health Walk of Fame’, there will be dozens of stall holders providing free health checks and promoting local services addressing issues such as mental health, prostate cancer, blood pressure, lung health and diabetes.

The event will also be attended by community groups including:

  • Game Changers & Hood Lessons Youth mentors from Hood Lessons and Game Changers will engage with the borough’s young people, utilising their multidisciplinary approach to provide effective behaviour management strategies and interventions for young people and families facing high-risk situations, with a particular emphasis on knife crime.
  • The Gifted will be promoting their exciting and unique programmes, created for 11–25-year-olds, designed to inspire and empower. They work with children and young people in care, leaving care or custody, at risk of exclusion, or struggling with self-esteem.
  • The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) will be encouraging people to sign up to their registers to donate blood, stem cells (bone marrow) and organs. They register potential donors from all ethnicities, with a focus on those from the African and Caribbean communities; due to a shortage of donors from these backgrounds.

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