Black Country NHS

Christmas competition takes health messages online

Black Country NHS

A new online campaign will offer Black Country people a chance to improve their health – and boost their wealth – by finding out how to get the right treatment this winter.

The Black Country Cluster of Primary Care Trusts is promoting its recently launched Facebook page with a health awareness competition. People taking part will be asked to ‘like’ the page then guess the common word in a series of daily messages which will be posted in the run up to Christmas.

Michelle Beddow, from the Cluster’s communications team, came up with the idea. She explains: “We hope this will be a fun way of getting some important health messages across as well as encouraging more people to follow us on Facebook. We’re offering three prizes of high street vouchers, with £100 for the winner and £25 each for two runners up.

“Our Cluster covers Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, but anyone who wants to follow us is welcome to do so and take part in the competition, which started on Monday. (19 December) If you miss the start, you can always join in and catch up as long as you find our page and ‘like’ us before Christmas Eve.”

To enter the competition residents just need to visit and search for Black Country NHS. Once they have found the page they need to ‘like’ it. Each day a new message will be posted with a common word.

The last message posted on Christmas Eve will contain details of where to send answers and contact details to. Anyone who has sent in the correct answer and ‘liked’ the Black Country NHS facebook page will be entered into a prize draw.

The first prize is £100 high street vouchers with two runner up prizes of £25 high street vouchers each. The deadline for entries is Thursday 12 January 2012 with the draw taking place on Friday 13 January 2012.