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Bridports Ideal Health Exhibition

The big health and wellbeing event in Bridport ~11 June 2016 ~ 10.30am - 4.00pm

Bridport Town Hall & Centre ~ Bridport Leisure Centre ~ The Salt House West Bay


Welcome to Bridport's Ideal Health Exhibition

Online Directory

 Bridport's Ideal Health Exhibition


Facebook page

Exhibition Booklet

Volunteers - Contact Organiser

Event listings and event opening - venues: Bridport Leisure Centre, Bridport Town Hall, The Salt House and West Bay, other locations/events.

Free Raffle


Behind the Scenes



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Download or print the event day booklet:

Ideal Health Exhibition Bridport 2016

Volunteers needed

If you can spare some time to help, please contact: Elise Ripley by email or call her on 07789 557 440

We are looking for volunteers to help make our first local health and wellbeing event a success

You can help by:

  • Inviting people to join in and visit the different venues, signposting them to areas of particular interest
  • Handing out the directory with the programme of exhibitors and events
  • Encouraging people to walk to other venues (perhaps walking with them!)
  • Motivating people to try a new activity or make a small change to improve their wellbeing
  • Filling out the evaluation forms and commit to a small behaviour change

Bridport Town Hall & Centre ~ Bridport Leisure Centre ~ The Salt House West Bay


Event Listings 

Bucky Doo Square

Event opening

Councillor Ros Kayes, the current Mayor of Bridport, will formally open the event at 10.30am on the 11 June 2016.  Dr Richa Singh, GP partner at Bridport Medical Centre, will attend in her capacity as Deputy Locality Chair for Dorset West, part of Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Bridport's Ideal Health Exhibition Stand ~ HQ

Event organiser and Bridport Medical Centre

N.B. Tasters and offers referred to in listings relate to this event only - please check with exhibitor.

If any of the information given below is incomplete, please download the booklet for more details

Bridport Leisure Centre

Link to website:

A Mindful Massage

NO HANDS massage. Free 15 minute treatments, fully clothed or with oil.  Website:  Click here for more information


Free badminton taster session 2.00-4.00 pm.  Click here for more information

Beaminster Go Spike Volley-ball

Taster sessions  11.00 - 1.00pm.  14 years +. Non-marking shoes

Beaminster Ladies Hockey Club

Taster sessions


Pharmacist technician will be on hand to answer any questions.  7 'Mini Makeovers' - Boots Bridport

Bridport Leisure Centre

 Free swimming all day. Inflatable pool session for children - 2.00 - 3.00pm.  Click here for more information

Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club

Information and advice.  Book a taster session at the golf course. At event: try some target putting with soft balls on the putting mat (weather permitting). here for more information

British Red Cross

Information and advice.  Click here for more information

Carers Services

Information and advice.  Click here for more information

Celia Slater Holistic Therapist

Information and advice.  Celia Slater will be offering taster sessions of deep tissue and Swedish massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology.

Coeliac UK Dorchester Group

Information and advice.  Click here for more information

Diabetes UK

Information and advice

Nursing Team - BMC and DUFT

Health Screening: Blood pressure checks.  Height/Weight and Body Mass Index calculations. General health advice

Singing For Health

Singing session at 3.00 pm

The Living Tree

'Living with cancer - support and information for patients and their families.  'Stepping out'  stand

Twist and Shout Osteopath plus other therapies

Information and advice.  Taster sessions for massage including Indian Head Massage and Foot Massage

( Catherine Thomas will be in South Street, Osteopathic Health Centre, DT6 3NQ)  Click here for more information

Wessex Cancer Trust

Information and advice. Website:  Click here for more information

West Dorset Chiropractic Centre

 Postural assessments/spinal screening - advice. To be accompanied by a skeleton  Click here for more information

Bridport Town Hall

Age UK - Dorchester

Information and advice.

Bridport and West Dorset Indoor Bowls Club

Information and advice.  Follow up taster session.  Click here for more information.

Bridport Community Orchard

Information.  Volunteering opportunities. here for more information

Bridport Health Walks

Promoting walking.  Invites to join a Bridport health walk.

Bridport Runners

Vouchers for beginners course - Couch to 5k  website:   Click here for more information

Bridport Stroke Club

Information.  Club activities.  Click here for more information

Cruse Bereavement Care

Information and advice

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Home safety fire checks. Information and advice.  Click here for more information

Flourish and EDP

Flourish pop-up activities and cafes aim to support and inspire individuals and families to improve their health and wellbeing.

 Home Start West Dorset

Information and advice for families with young children.  Click here for more information

Hughes Unit Group Supporters (HUGS)

Information and advice - mental health.  Support for carers and patients.

Macular Society

Information and advice.  www.macularsociety.orgClick here for more information

My Health My Way

Information and advice.  Click here for more information

Popp Wayfinders

Information, advice and support

Relate - Dorset and South Wilts.

Information and advice.  The relationship people - separation - growing up - family counselling.  Click here for more information


Rethink Mental Illness - relatives and carers group.  Information and advice.

The Volunteer Centre - Dorchester

Information and activity

West Dorset Breast Cancer Support Group

Support following treatment - times TBC.  Click here for more information 

The Salt House West Bay & West Bay

The Salt House, Quayside, West bay, DT6 4EN

Alzheimer's Society

Information and advice.  Local links on website - Dementia Connect:

Bridport Gig Club

Gig boat on the Green at West Bay - get up close to one of their boats and chat to some of the rowers.  Book a taster for a later date and a chance to sit in the pilot's seat.

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Information on the 'Stepping into Nature' project.

Dorset Local Nature Partnership - Natural Choices


Friendly Food Club

Tony Gibbons will be giving 3 free cookery demonstrations from 11.00am.  Click here for more information

Future Roots

Information and advice.  Provides stability and direction when people need it most - through farm life and work in the Dorset Countryside.  Also run the Countrymen's Club.  Support for young and old.  www.futureroots.netClick here for more information


Livewell Dorset

Health information and lifestyle advice.  Click here for more information


The Heritage Coast Canoe Club

Kayaks launched from Fisherman's Green on the river - 4 taster sessions on the hour - 11.00am - 3.00pm. Click here for more information  


Weight Watchers

Other Locations/Events

Bridport Cycles

Free bikes for taster rides to be arranged after the event. Vouchers.  Website:  Click here for more information

Bridport United Church - East Street

MusicAthon in  support of: The Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians and Pathways to Care.  9.00am - 5.00pm.  Click here for more information

Chapel in the Garden - 49 East Street

Dance walk at noon from the Chapel in the Garden.  Other events in the chapel. here for more information

South Street - Twist and Shout Osteopathic Health Centre, DT6 3NQ

Catherine Thomas will offer drop-in taster sessions - precision reflexology and Reiki. 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Click here for more information

St Mary's School

Hear about the 'Grow, Cook and Eat' project.  After school on 17 June -  the poly tunnel will be open 

Free Raffle 

Collect a free raffle ticket from each venue you visit ~ enter the draw for a chance to win a small prize

  • £10.00 meat voucher for Frampton's Butchers
  • £10.00 voucher for Groves Nursery
  • Voucher for Beau Hairdressers
  • Morrisons
  • Bridport Post Office


Beau Hair and Beauty Bridport

Burton Bradstock Cars

Frampton's Butchers

Instant Redress

Groves Nurseries

RKL Tools

Morrison's Bridport

Waitrose Bridport

Behind the Scenes

A huge thanks to all who helped get this event off the ground

Bridport Medical Centre PPG

Toby Brookes

Sarah Davies

Eilish Davoren - practice manager Bridport Medical Centre - and staff at BMC

Lyme Bay Medical Centre PPG

Gavin Maxwell

Nick Neale and team - Bridport Leisure Centre

Theresa Newton

Elise Ripley - Event organiser - Locality Engagement Lead, West Dorset Locality, NHS Dorset CCG

Waitrose partners

and all the volunteers



Bridport Leisure CentreBridport Town CouncilWest Dorset District CouncilNHS


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