A group of Locala Continence Team nurses are on a roll to boost support for local foodbanks and raise awareness of continence issues, by taking a virtual walk to Looe.
The Team has been setting themselves regular active challenge to help keep themselves fit and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic and their latest is a walking challenge to travel, virtually at least, from their base in Huddersfield to Looe in Cornwall and back again.
Their aim is to encourage people and companies to donate to their local foodbank – and they are particularly looking for companies to agree to donate ‘loo roll’ to foodbanks. You can follow their progress on social media by using the hashtag - #looe4looroll
Over the next few weeks the team will be measuring the number of steps they’re taking – helped by pedometers kindly donated by Mountain Warehouse – then adding up their steps with the aim of completing the 306 miles to Looe in Cornwall and walking home.
Steph Bastone, from the Locala Continence Team said Looe seemed like the perfect destination for this virtual walk: “We have been setting ourselves little fun challenges among the team and this time we thought we wanted to do something to raise awareness of local foodbanks as well as the importance of good bladder and bowel health.
“All that we ask are two things, that people donate to their nearest foodbank - and not just toilet rolls but any suitable items - and that they take a little time to learn about their own health and wellbeing when it comes to continence issues.”
Any companies who would like to support the team can get in touch via Twitter at @Localacont or through the Locala social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Locala Continence Service works across Kirklees and is made up of a team of specialist nurses and health care assistants with expert skills in both the assessment and the treatment of bladder, bowel, colorectal, stoma and pelvic floor problems.
Thousands of people of all ages can experience issues with their bladder and bowels and can find their symptoms embarrassing and difficult to talk about. However, most continence problems can be improved or even cured through treatments and self-care.
You can find out more about the service at https://www.locala.org.uk/services/continence-advisory-service . For self help and advice you can also visit the Bladder and Bowel UK website www.bbuk.org.uk