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The health benefits from collecting for Christian Aid

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 06 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1265
  1. Martin Schweiger, consultant in communicable disease control
  1. Leeds

    The World Health Organisation has defined health as a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease. House to house collection of charity envelopes is a exercise that can be done in three health promoting rounds. The first round is the mental health promotion exercise. Find and locate the right roads and work out the shortest way to go round them. Should I do one side at a time or cross the road at strategic junctions? Get the rules clear. Who does the corner house? Is it me or the unknown person who may be collecting from the other road? Should gates be left …

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