Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County FC, will play host to the city’s first ever celebration of International Men’s Day this year.
Taking place at the Pedigree Suite at Pride Park on Saturday 17 November between 9.30am and 3.30pm, this FREE family event will bring the 2012 theme for IMD to live – Helping Men Live Longer, Happier, Health Lives by providing advice on men’s health and wellbeing, offering a range of free workshops and seminars, enabling men to find out about popular leisure activities and providing entertainment for the whole family with a host of FREE activities like face painting, soft play and a magic show.
Organised by the IMD Derby Community Group which the event will have relevant stalls and advice stations, and there will also be the opportunity to participate in activities, for example, having a go on the Dryfire Clay Pigeon simulator. There are also FREE tours of The Rams dressing rooms up for grabs and for those who need to de-stress there are taster massages and therapies on offer, all FREE.
For those people that want to get more serious, there are advice stations from a variety of organisations like MacMillan Cancer, the Drugs and Alcohol Service and our very own ‘GP on-the-sofa’ will be on hand for visitors wanting specific advice. The workshop programme includes a chance for both adults and children to learn basic sign language from an experienced British Deaf Association teacher.
Derby’s IMD event is being led by Steve Kennedy (an ex-serviceman and founder of Derby-based Clear Coach www.clearcoach.co.uk). Steve said:
“I think it’s important that International Men’s Day takes place in Derby, it’s an event that I am sure men and their families will value. This event will celebrate men’s achievements, as well as offer an opportunity for men and their families to find out more information about important health and wellbeing issues, whilst being able to enjoy an excellent day out – all for FREE!
“We so often hear that women’s contributions being recognised and I think it’s time that, as a gender, men let themselves celebrate what they bring to the party!”
For more information on Derby’s International Men’s Day event on Saturday 17 November try these resources and contacts: