Welcome to the Simplyhealth Blog - Charity Work
Over The Wall is a national UK children's charity that provide free of charge camps throughout the UK to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Our donation of £68,065 funded a Volunteer Co-ordinator for three years to help facilitate the camps.
Through the 200 volunteer days we offer to our employees, a group of them recently helped set up a Health Challenge Camp in Dorset. This was a five night residential camp for children and teenagers aged eight to 17 years who are experiencing or recovering from serious health challenges.Continue Reading
Music in Hospitals is a UK based charity which aims to improve the lives of adults and children with a range of illnesses and disabilities through professionally performed live music in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special schools and nursing and residential homes.
Jeannie Travell, Senior Customer Advisor, tells us about her recent visit to see the charity in action.
We've been working with The British Lung Foundation to help boost the overall wellbeing of people living with lung conditions, as well as the wellbeing of our own people. Recently, specialist respiratory healthcare professionals from the charity visited our offices in Andover, Leeds, Manchester and Winchester to carry out a wellbeing event for our employees. The visits gave our employees the opportunity to learn more about their lung health from a spirometry test and also provided insight on the physical damage caused by smoking, with useful advice on giving up.Continue Reading