Wiltshire Netball Women's Health Festival

Posted May 31, 2023 by Poppy O'Reilly

Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

Wiltshire Netball held an amazing Women’s Health Festival on 21st May, the festival welcomed hundreds of netball players of all ages to take to court and spread awareness about women’s health and wellbeing.   An event team from the committee organised the day along with an army of volunteers.

They set themselves the target of raising £15,000 and at the last count they have raised over £16,000 which will be shared between Brighter Futures, MacMillian Support and Prospect Hospice.

The programme for the day was filled will personal stories from our netball family around women’s health and we thank everyone who shared their story to help others.

The catalyse for the event was Mo Squires, who was diagnosed with endometrial cancer last September and spoke to the Wiltshire Committee about wanting to raise awareness for other women as well as money to support the deserving charities.  Mo said it was important to raise awareness of womb cancer because there aren’t many symptoms apart from a post-menopausal bleed.

Mo is making a good recovery which she was told was down to her being fit but also that it was caught early.

Wiltshire Netball would like to thank the sponsors for the events, volunteers who helped on the day and everyone who took part.

“If something happens to you and it’s not normal, please get it checked out”.

Click here to read more about the Women's Health Netball Festival.

For more information on the female body during key life stages check out the NETBALLHer website, which is packed full of myth busting articles and relating videos!

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to the South West Regional Officer (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk).

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