As part of their ongoing support for NHS and front-line workers, Denbighshire Leisure have launched a seven day rainbow themed health and wellbeing challenge for families during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Following government advice to #stayathome, Denbighshire Leisure are hoping to bring positivity into people’s homes with a 7 day health and wellbeing campaign for the whole family to join in, created by one of their fitness instructors.        

All over the UK people are showing their support for NHS and front line workers by creating rainbow images and placing them in a prominent position in their homes. The rainbows are symbolic as the sun emerging from a rainy sky and these images have served as a reminder for people to stay positive during the covid-19 pandemic.

Denbighshire Leisure fitness instructor Kara created the challenge, she explained: “As instructors we have been speaking as a group about the mental health and wellbeing of our members since the start of this pandemic and we have been putting together workouts, challenges and tips on social media to interact, however wanted to take it that step further and follow the trail of hope. I have family in the NHS, so I wanted to give something back, it was a no brainer. The children were making Rainbows in support of the NHS stay safe campaign and I just thought it would be a great opportunity to turn this into a health and wellbeing challenge. I can’t wait to see the children and families of Denbighshire taking part!”

Denbighshire Leisure are also lighting up Rhyl Pavilion and 1891 restaurant and Rhyl Sky Tower every Thursday evening at 8pm to honour NHS and health care workers on the front line during this world-wide crisis.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “Many of our staff have family in the NHS and front line services and we thought it was only right to honour them and thank them for their hard work by lighting up Rhyl Pavilion and Sky Tower in blue. While this is only a small gesture compared to the amazing work they are undertaking, we hope this goes some way to show that we are right behind them and cannot thank them enough.”

Bobby Feeley, Lead cabinet member for well-being at Denbighshire County Council: “This is a lovely way to recognise all of the hard work that staff in the NHS, Social Care and all frontline services are doing every day. This gestures is to show our thanks and appreciation for those workers who are putting others before themselves. We hope everyone stays safe during this uncertain time.”

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