Ipswich African and Carribean Community Health Awareness Day heralded a success

An exercise and energy balancing class was one of many parts of the day's event

An exercise and energy balancing class was one of many parts of the day's event - Credit: Archant

An event has been held in Ipswich to highlight health and wellbeing issues faced by African and Caribbean community.

The day focused on the personal stories of those living with health conditions.

Comedian Patty Dumplin - aka Lisa Jackson - was amongst the speakers.

There was also a display by Ipswich based Mamba Martial Arts Academy and an energy balancing class.

The day was one of many events taking place for Suffolk Black History Month and was organised by the Caribbean and African Community Health and Support Forum in conjunction with a number of other local groups.

Shirley Powell, the CEO of Your Life in Your Hands who helped to organise the day, said that the event had gone well and that attendance had been higher than expected for a weekday afternoon.

More events are planned for the rest of Black History Month including a gospel concert on November 28.

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