Is your family at risk of diabetes? That’s the question World Diabetes Day hopes to ask more than one million people by the end of November, to raise awareness of this potentially deadly condition. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart failure and kidney disease – and, with the number of people diagnosed in the UK doubling in the last 20 years,
It’s with very mixed feelings that this month we say au revoir to our much-loved business development manager Kay Brussalis-Davis, who’s leaving behind the rain of Newport in search of sunnier climes.
Our Kay and her husband Mark are setting off on a European adventure, spending the winter travelling through France and Spain and possibly even further afield.
It’s National Eye Health Week, a subject close to our hearts due to the conversations we have with our customers about the difference good eye health makes to their lives.
The awareness week, which runs from September 23 to 29, aims to highlight the importance of getting your sight checked regularly. According to
We’re delighted to welcome a new member to our team, administrative assistant and former Post Office employee Lynette Lawry.
Lynette, who lives in Caldicot, joined our team in July, replacing our colleague Nesta, who plans to spend more time with her family. And, after making an impression on staff and customers alike,
If you enjoyed our blog about the health benefits of tennis, keep reading as we ‘serve’ up some more summer sport suggestions!
It’s a great time of year to be inspired by our tennis, cricket and cycling heroes, with the weather (usually!) proving an incentive to get outside and try a new activity.
With Wimbledon underway and the crowd-thrilling mixed doubles pairing of Serena Williams and Andy Murray, the nation is once again taking to tennis. With our parks and leisure centres filling with racquet-bearing rookies, here’s why tennis is a perfect match for your health – and how to get in on the game!
What are the health benefits of tennis?
It’s National Walking Month, the time to get outside, put your best foot forward and explore our wonderful surroundings. Walking is one of the easiest ways to boost your fitness – you can go at your own pace, it doesn’t cost a lot and just 15 minutes a day will bring results!
It’s National Pet Month, a chance to celebrate our furry and feathered friends and spread the word about responsible animal ownership. According to statistics experts Statista, almost one in two households in the UK has a pet, with dogs being the most popular – more than a quarter of homes have at least one pooch.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any organisation but, in the case of our chief executive Martin Ricketts, the word takes on extra meaning.
Martin is a blood biker, dedicating two weekends each month to couriering samples between south Wales hospitals as a volunteer rider for Blood Bikes Wales. The charity runs 18 motorbikes across Wales and Martin and his fellow blood bikers –
If you’ve any ‘wisdom’ at all, you’ll already know that Saturday is National Toothache Day – and an occasion we think needs more than just lip service paying to it!
Also known as odontalgia, toothache is pain either from a tooth or teeth, or the site from which a tooth has been extracted.