FUN, games and furry friends were at the heart of a community festival celebrating health and wellbeing in Bolton this weekend.

Teddy bears played VIP for the Health Mela at the University of Bolton on Saturday .

The very important patients received health checks at a special clinic set up for the family event, with youngsters taking their furry friends for a check over and clean bill of health.

Focussing on Inspiring Health and Wellbeing in the Community, the Mela is a chance for the community to take look at some of the exciting things that are currently happening on the Bolton Health Front.

Opened by Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner and Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, it also featured a smoothie bike for visitors to create healthy drinks, first-aid demonstrations, and free Health MOTs.

The event was organised by the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing, the University of Bolton and the Rotary Clubs of Bolton.