Bring Healthy Back Grenfell winners announced

The Grenfell Bring Healthy Back challenge is now complete and to celebrate the achievements of participants a luncheon was held at Grenfell Community Health on Wednesday September 6 where the winners were announced.

Congratulations to the Grenfell Pole Walkers who were announced the group winners. Representatives receiving the award from Jen Napier are Gale Mendham and Wendy Anderson.

Congratulations to the Grenfell Pole Walkers who were announced the group winners. Representatives receiving the award from Jen Napier are Gale Mendham and Wendy Anderson.

The aim for entrants in the challenge was to make one healthy lifestyle change and while many of the participants achieved this goal, local resident Peter Butcher far exceeded expectations. Peter was announced the individual winner taking home a cool $1000 prize money. With up to 120 entrants Peter’s outstanding success during the eight week challenge, as well as continued improvements in his health since, impressed the judges. Peter has lost a total of 15kg as well as receiving many other benefits from joining the challenge such as eliminating lollies and diet coke from his daily intake as well as walking up to 10,000 steps per day, meditating and joining Brett Causer’s fitness group. Peter is thrilled with his results and says they have made a big difference to his overall health and well being.

Peter receiving his award.

Peter receiving his award.

The Group winner was awarded to the Grenfell Pole Walking team of Gale Medham, Hugh Moffitt, Wendy Anderson, Graham Pattrick, Di Griffiths, Bernadette Dykhoff, Katherine McKellar and Sue Triggs as well as Pam Holland, Beth Taylor and Ruth McKellar. The group were delighted to win the $1000 which they intend to use to help further strengthen well being within the community by purchasing an item for the pool or memory gym that will benefit local residents.

Jennifer Napier from Community Health said to “watch this space” as the 2018 challenge will aim to be even bigger and better than this year. Tabitha Jones, BHB co-ordinator, will apply for extra funding to further benefit the outcomes for participants. After a delicious healthy lunch provided by Community Health, participants enjoyed an afternoon of Tai Chi with Helen Denovan.