Gillingham FC players show their support for Medway health campaign

The A Better Medway team were at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Thursday to promote the Healthy New Year winter campaign and encouraged the squad to make a pledge, as more than 160 people in Gillingham and Chatham did last week.

The Gills players pledges covered a range of healthy goals for 2013 including staying positive, reducing caffeine intake, cycling to work and eating smaller portions.

Defender Andy Frampton tweeted his support for the campaign after he made his pledge; “All in a good cause and hope the message gets out #livewell”.

Medway residents are encouraged to make a health pledge during November, December and January. Those that do will be entered into a free prize draw to win a range of prizes including an iPad 3, Gillingham FC signed football and family trip to Diggerland.

Pledges can be made in person, or by post using the official pledge entry form, available at GP surgeries, pharmacies, libraries, community hubs, or dentists. Pledges can also be made online at www.abettermedway.co.uk/healthynewyear

The pledge entry form also contains 20 tips to stay safe and healthy this winter.

Make a pledge at one of the following events:

Gillingham Market – Monday; 3 December; Saturday, 22 December or Monday, 7 January 2013.

Chatham High Street – Thursday, 13 December or Thursday, 24 January 2013.

Strood Market – Tuesday, 27 November; Saturday, 15 December or Tuesday, 15 January 2013.

Rainham Town Centre – Thursday, 29 November or Thursday, 20 December.

Rochester High Street – Thursday, 10 January 2013.

For more information visit www.abettermedway.co.uk/healthynewyear phone 0800 234 6805 or 01634 334800, or email enquiry@bettermedway.co.uk