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Regional daily launches bid to make patch a healthier place

bestyoulogosnippedJPGA regional daily has launched a campaign to encourage people on its patch to become healthier.

The Citizen, Gloucester, has announced the ‘Best You Gloucester’ drive, which aims to get more readers exercising.

The Citizen and sister website Gloucestershire Live are working with Gloucestershire County Council, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Aspire Trust for the six-month campaign.

Jenny Eastwood, who edits both titles, is among those to sign up for the campaign.

She said: “As an overweight woman I know I need to do something about my lifestyle.

“I have recently joined a slimming club and am doing some training at a gym which will really help so I am hopefully already on my way to making a change personally.

“But I can definitely do more to help my team as well as myself be more healthy.

“So my pledge is that I will buy fresh fruit for my office instead of crisps and doughnuts and also try a new walking one to one with any of my team who are up for it so we can all get out and about more.”