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Petition to The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

When we make 1 small change. We would save the NHS billions of pounds. Interested?

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our times and an urgent public health issue. Since 1996, the number of people living with diabetes has more than doubled. Which means in 2015, there were around 3.8 million people in England with diabetes around 9% of the adult population. 90% of them had type 2 diabetes. With over 200,000 people might be diagnosed with #Type2Diabetes in 2018. THIS IS A BIG ISSUE... HOWEVER.... According to - the UK largest charity dealing with the epidemic  "At this time there is no known cure for Diabetes..." However, new research shows that Type 2 Diabetes can be REVERSED. It is NOT a chronic disease! If we change how we teach our next generation of young people about diabetes type 2. Which you can get into remission with exercise and diet. We would save the NHS a fortune! As 1 out of 6 NHS patients have a diabetic related problem. Whilst Type 2 diabetes affects almost 1 in 10 adults in the UK and costs the NHS about £14bn a year.  Save the NHS millions. By re-educating doctors about the new research around Type 2 Diabetes. And teach them about how we can help more than HALF of the newly diagnosed people from 2018. #Type2Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition but it CAN BE REVERSED! The newest research proves that! And would cost the NHS nothing to implement. Why is this not automatically being taught to doctors TODAY!

Hopefully Free From Diabetes Type 2 in 2018
183 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Bournemouth Borough Council

Build a Calisthenics park in Bournemouth

Calisthenics or steet workout is a form of exercise where participants use their bodyweight as a resistance, often working on horizontal and vertical bars.  The sport has experienced an enormous surg in popularity all over the world with approx. 45 million regular participants; however the provision of regular training facilities in the UK is relatively low. Calisthenics appeals to those of all levels of fitness as there are few barriers to participation. Calisthenics is more inclusive, anti-competitive and rule bound than most sports but still allows room for risks. As a result, this is an effective means of engaging those communities that are traditionally excluded from mainstream sport and physical education provision.  Locally, there are large numbers of people who practise and train on a regular basis. They do so wherever they can often using playground equipment or construction equipment in their own gardens. The installation of a specialist calisthenics training facility in a public space represents a very cost-effective means of promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle. A facility would require minimal space and maintenance yet appeal to a large number of local users.  This petition is to kindly ask Bournemouth Borough Council to provide the space within a park or public area, and the fund for the installation of calisthenics equipment. Please sign this petition and share this on your social media for your friends to sign it too - thank you. 

Ryan Jaszek
289 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to

Please allow Beginner, Novice & Intermediate dancers to compete at Skye's Highland Games

A little more than four weeks ago, the Skye Highland games took place, once again drawing an international crowd of competitors and spectators. Games day creates a buzz like no other in the village of Portree, and is so exciting for all involved. Unfortunately another year has passed with Skye's own dancers unable to compete at their local games. The Skye Games Committee have refused, in spite of many attempts by local Highland dance group Dannsairean an Eilein Sgitheanaich, to move with the times. While almost every other Highland Games runs a registered dance competition, the Skye Games Committee continue to insist on running an Open only competition. For those unfamiliar with Highland dancing rules and terminology, this means that dancers working through the rankings, competing to attain stamps and sitting exams to attain grades, are unable to take part while dancers who have never earned a stamp, as well as those who are through the rankings of Beginner, Novice, and Intermediate, are free to take to the stage. In practical terms, this means that over 40 of our Skye-based dancers, as well as countless from elsewhere, who travel far and wide to compete, are excluded from the Skye Games. Of course, we understand that the Skye Games do attract world-class Highland dancers, and indeed Champions, and while this is wonderful, no dancer ever became a champion without first going through the ranks! It is so disheartening that some members of the committee appear to have no interest in developing talent, disregarding the young up-and-coming dancers so eager to tread the boards in the most iconic of locations. We annually visit the games in both South and North Uist and are welcomed with open arms to their Official Board Registered Competitions. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were able to offer the same hospitality in return? This is not, however, just a local issue. There are dancers the world over who would dearly love to compete in Skye, in fact, one school travelled all the way from Canada to enter, only to be bitterly disappointed when not one of their pre-premier dancers was able to take part. Lee Vossler from Diamond V Highland Dance said: “I had the great pleasure of bringing my dance school to Scotland during the summer of 2016. Being Canadian, we were all very excited, and of course used the experience to also see the beautiful country and sites. We decided that Skye would be one stop during our trip, and that we would dance at the Highland games. We were blown away by the number of competitors and tourists the community could bring in with their games. It was truly spectacular and so great for the village of Portree. It was with much disappointment that we realized this was an unsanctioned event, therefore the pre-premier dancers were unable to dance; a real disappointment for the little ones who just wanted to dance, and didn't really understand that the "rules" say they can't. We did have a wonderful time at the games, and it would have certainly been nice for everyone to dance, as this was the main purpose of our trip. I hope to bring my dancers back in a couple of years and would love for this to be another destination point for us as it was so beautiful, and very welcoming.” D.A.E.S. are most appreciative of ongoing support and investment received from the local community thus far. Interest in Highland Dancing continues to grow and the dedication and enthusiasm of teacher, parents, and pupils are evident. This school which started off with 12 pupils when established on a formal basis in 2009 now has 75 dancers, ranging in age from 3 to 21, attending weekly classes at present. We would like to ask the people of Skye whom we are proud to represent, as well as Beginner, Novice, and Intermediate dancers from all over the world, their teachers and families, to support us in our request to the Isle of Skye Games Committee : Please Hold a Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing Registered Competition.

Dannsairean an Eilein Sgitheanaich
1,833 supporters
This petition won 11 months ago

Petition to Great Run

Great Run to end their nutrition partnership with Herbalife

Great Run, the UK's biggest mass participation race series, have announced that Herbalife, known for their meal replacement shakes, is their new nutrition partner. Great Run have inspired and motivated hundreds of thousands of people to run and take part in one of their races, including the famous Great North Run. They have also established Great Run Local, a series of free, weekly runs for all ages and abilities, organised by volunteers. The events are accessible and a gateway to health and fitness to all. Herbalife are an established multi level marketing corporation who promote weight management tools. The ethics of this company have been called into question on multiple occasions and in 2016, agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission a $200 million fine, after the FTC said that Herbalife had cheated hopeful sales people out of hundreds of millions of dollars with a high pressure multi level marketing scheme. The premise of Herbalife, which is not available on the high street, is simple. They provide weight loss products and supplements, which aim to help you improve your diet and wellbeing. Products are available through distributors, who also give you nutritional advice. These distributors are rarely, if ever, registered dieticians or nutritionists and the plans encourage meal replacement shakes. Former Herbalife distributors have spoken of the pressure that they are under to sell, with former users speaking of the health implications of taking these harmful products. Fitness writer and former Great Run Blogger Stephen Morrison, who also launched Great Run Local in Scotland elaborates further on these points in this post. Further cause for upset about their ethics has been discussed here. How can a company that actively encourages meal replacement shakes full of chemicals in lieu of actual food be trusted to provide nutritional advice to runners? How can a running event organisation that supports #RealRunners turn its back on #RealFood? We call on Great Run to end this partnership.  #EndGreatRunHerbalife  

Helen Tamblyn
1,822 supporters