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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...

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. It is very treatable but the earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Head over to the Bowel Cancer UK website to find out more.

Now that the days are getting longer and we are starting to experience some pleasant weather it is a good opportunity to participate in National Walk to Work Day on April 5th.

Of course not all of us live close enough to work to make this a viable option so for those that can’t  walk to work why not sit less and move more? On Your Feet Day is coming up on April 26th.


Important Dates :

April 1st—30th
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month


April 7th
World Health Day


April 26th
On your Feet Britain


April 5th
Walk to Work Day


Occupational Health Services Scheme

As part of A.F. Blakemore’s Health & Wellbeing programme, the company is running an occupational health services scheme at Willenhall.

A.F. Blakemore has partnered with occupational health provider Sugarman Occupational Health Services, which offers rehabilitation and health & wellbeing programmes.

Every other Tuesday an occupational health nurse will be on site at the mezzanine floor in the Chilled depot at Willenhall, from 9am to 5pm, to offer health advice.

Appointment is by referral only, via the HR department. Please contact Debbie Leeds or Lorna Harris for further information.

You can also access a document portal for wellbeing resources and advice:


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: 

Chilled (warehouse) Feb 6th - Feb 19th 
Willenhall IT & Finance Feb 20th - Mar 5th 
Foodservice (Wakefield) Mar 6th - Mar 19th 
Ambient (warehouse)  Mar 20th - Apr 2nd 
Ambient (offices) Apr 3rd - Apr 16th 
Apex II Apr 17th - May 1st 
Foodservice (James Bridge) May 1st - May 15th 
Transport May 15th - May 29th 
Talbot Green (warehouse)  May 29th - Jun 12th 
Talbot Green (offices) Jun 12th - Jun 26th 
Hastings (warehouse) Jun 26th - Jul 10th
Axcess 10 Jul 10th - Jul 24th 
Ambient (offices) Jul 24th - Aug 7th 
Willenhall IT & Finance  Aug 7th - Aug 21st
Foodservice (Wakefield) Aug 21st - Sep 4th 
Ambient (warehouse) Sep 4th - Sep 18th 
Chilled (warehouse) Sep 18th - Oct 2nd 
Apex II  Oct 2nd - Oct 16th 
Foodservice (James Bridge) Oct 16th - Oct 30th 
Transport Oct 30th - Nov 13th 
Talbot Green (warehouse) Nov 13th - Nov 27th 
Talbot Green (offices) Nov 27th - Dec 11th 
Hastings (warehouse) Dec 11th - Dec 25th 



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