Local people in Kirklees are getting into the Olympic spirit by taking part in a different kind of games tournament.
On Wednesday 8th August, people from the Chinese community in Kirklees (who use local NHS services) will compete in a Mah-Jong tournament.
Mah-Jong is a Chinese game played with tiles and up to 20 people will take part in the tournament.
This event is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Get Active Get Involved project, organised in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Phil Walters, head of involvement and inclusion said, “We have organised a number of events in our efforts to bring the spirit of inclusion from London 2012 to Kirklees. We hope that more unusual activities, such as Mah-Jong, will encourage people to get involved in activities in their local community.
We all thrive when we feel part of something and there are many ways we can keep ourselves socially included and involved in our communities; and it can make a world of difference to our health and wellbeing. Joining a club or taking up a new hobby not only gets you out and about but it also gives you the chance to make new friends and learn new skills.”