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Health & Wellbeing


Every month A.F. Blakemore takes a look at a new set of health & wellbeing tips or related initiatives…


Diabetes Week: June 11th - 17th

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar as it is a time when supporters come together to raise awareness of the condition and raise vital funds for their work.

Diabetes is a common lifelong health condition where the glucose in your blood is too high as the body cannot use it properly.

This June Diabetes UK will be uncovering the truth about diabetes and what it is like to live with it.

For more information, please go to


Bike Week: June 9th - 17th

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting round to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.

The 2018 event will take place from June 9th to 17th but events still take place through until September and beyond.

This year’s Bike Week has a special focus and will encourage people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Many people will use the events to ride and take part in ‘buddy’ rides with colleagues, scope out the easiest route to their place of work or take part in workplace challenges.


Free Seven-day Gym Pass for West Midlands AFB Colleagues 

WVActive is offering a free Platinum membership seven-day pass for A.F. Blakemore colleagues that can be used in their leisure facilities in and around the Wolverhampton area.

To get your pass set up, simply email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the following information:

  • Title
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Postcode
  • DOB
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Your preferred pass start date
  • Your preferred gym (Aldersley, Bilston or Central)

If you plan to use the gym you will need an induction. This can be booked by calling 01902 554408. An induction is not required to take part in classes or to use our pools, steam room or sauna.


Lifestyle Checkpoint Machine Depot Schedule 

A.F. Blakemore's lifestyle checkpoint machine will be visiting the following depots on these dates: 

  First Phase Second Phase
Apex II May 3rd - May 16th Oct 31st - Nov 13th
Foodservice James Bridge May 17th - May 30th Nov 14th - Nov 27th
Transport May 31st - Jun 12th Nov 28th - Dec 11th
Talbot Green (warehouse) Jun 13th - Jun 26th Dec 12th - Dec 25th
Talbot Green (offices) Jun 27th - Jul 10th Dec 26th - Jan 8th
Hastings (warehouse) Jul 11th - Jul 24th Jan 9th - Jan 22nd
Axcess 10 Jul 25th - Aug 7th Jan 23rd - Feb 5th
Chilled (warehouse) Aug 8th - Aug 21st Feb 6th - Feb 19th
Chilled (offices) Aug 22nd - Sep 4th Feb 20th - Mar 5th
Foodservice Wakefield Sep 5th - Sep 18th Mar 6th - Mar 19th
Ambient (warehouse) Sep 19th - Oct 2nd Mar 20th - Apr 2nd
Ambient (offices) Oct 3rd - Oct 16th Apr 3rd - Apr 16th
Fine Foods Oct 17th - Oct 30th Apr 17th - Apr 30th



June's Health & Wellbeing Poster

Click here to download June's health & wellbeing poster for your staff notice board. 



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