Andover and Winchester foodbanks
Both Andover Foodbank and Winchester Basics Bank have had their busiest months on record due to Coronavirus, distributing nearly double the number of food boxes compared to this time last year.
Our Simplyhealth colleagues have created an activity titled ‘Simply Food Fest’, bringing festival culture, food and healthy recipes together to raise money for Andover Food Bank and Winchester Basic Bank. The community challenge involves members of staff sharing their photos of healthy drinks and dishes with colleagues. Each photo shared unlocks a £10 donation for these local food banks.
Supporting the Diabetes UK One Million Step Challenge
Staying active is an important part of managing diabetes, the benefits include helping the body use insulin better, looking after sufferers’ blood pressure, helping with joints and flexibility.
As it is estimated that five million people in the UK will have Diabetes by 2025, we decided to make this our target and challenged our colleagues to collectively walk five million steps over just two weeks.
30 minutes movement challenge for the Mental Health Foundation
Research shows that physical activity can be good for our mental health. And during the challenging months of lock down, we launched a 30 Minutes Movement Challenge. For every 30 minute movement challenge completed by our colleagues we donated £10 to the Mental Health Foundation.
Colleague volunteering scheme
Volunteering is part of our way of being. All our employees are encouraged to support local causes. They can volunteer up to three working days per person, per year. We're lucky to have a wide spectrum of talent across our business. What better way to share it than to support a healthy local cause?