Barking and Dagenham Honorary Alderman opens NHS Trust’s sports day
PUBLISHED: 17:14 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 23 July 2013
The annual sports day run by North East London NHS Foundation Trust was launched by Honorary Alderman Fred Jones along with Olympian Dalton Grant.
Barking and Dagenham resident Mr Jones was appointed the title, traditionally given to long-serving councillors, in 2006.
Dalton Grant is a British high-jumper from Hackney who was a board director of the London 2012 Olympic bid team.
The duo joined more than 300 staff and service users for the NHS Trust’s sports day at Goodmayes Hospital last Wednesday (17).
Activities ranged from five-a-side football and rounders tournaments to the less conventional - belly dancing.
Olympic high jumper Dalton Grant commented: “I’m really delighted to be part of the North East London NHS Foundation Trust Sports Day, particularly as it is a fantastic way to promote sport and overall wellbeing. Sport has been fantastic for me. When you’re physically fit it helps your overall wellbeing.”
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