When it comes to ideas for Men’s Health Week events, the sky’s the limit. The Week has snowballed in the last few years. In 2008, there were over 3,000 events.
The theme this year is physical activity so how about a fun run, a green gym project, a try-out day with a variety of healthy activities, a sponsored swim, walk or cycle, a dancing night, a tennis or football tournament etc. Team up with your local sports club(s) or stadia.
Looking for ideas? Check out what Cancer Research UK do at their Cancer Awareness Roadshow. During the month on Men's Health Week 2011, the roadshow will be in Coventry, Cannock and Tamworth.
Appeal to a broad section of the population - all ages, ethnic groups and ability levels - to make your event more representative of your local community, more attractive to more people and improve its chances of getting funding.
Here’s our checklist for running a great event. Many of you will be used to running events and may well be able to think of more. But if you want more help there are some links below.
Golden rule: Ensure tasks are clearly allocated to the right people and that they have agreed to carry them out and have realistic deadlines.
Advice on running events from other organisations:
Page created on January 18th, 2011
Page updated on March 24th, 2011