Simplyhealth is committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate, which is why we have set up community funds across our locations. In 2014 we donated to over 400 organisations in our local areas, totalling £500,000.
Here are some of the projects we supported...
St. Gemma's Hospice in Leeds provides care and quality of life for people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Simplyhealth donated £5,000 towards the hospice by sponsoring the Leeds Midnight Walk. In addition, a team of
employees walked the 7 mile route and raised a fantastic £1131.50.
Becky Hole, Senior Fundraiser at St. Gemma's Hospice said: "It was fantastic to be able to work with such a supportive team at Simplyhealth, their involvement and fundraising was incredible. All funds raised goes direct to caring for our patients."
To find out more visit www.st-gemma.co.uk.
Marie Curie offers expert care and advice for people living with any terminal illness and their families. This year Simplyhealth supported Marie Curie's 'Walk to Remember' in Temple Newsam, Leeds.
Siobhan Drane, Partnership Manager for Marie Curie said: "A huge thank you to Simplyhealth. It was great to have them there on the evening and their generous donation will make a huge difference to people living with a terminal illness, and their families, across Yorkshire."
To find out more visit www.mariecurie.org.uk.
The Alzheimer's Society provides advice, care and support for people affected by dementia. This year, Simplyhealth Customer Services Trainer Sarah Warwick, from Andover, became a Dementia Friends Champion - a volunteer who encourages others to
make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community.
Sarah said: "Since becoming a champion I have been working with Andover Mind and attend meetings for Andover Dementia Awareness Group."
To find out more about being a Dementia Friend visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk.
Every year Simplyhealth allocates funding for projects in the regions where we operate - Manchester, Andover and Leeds. Manchester Community Fund, for example, donated £2,000 to the Super Josh Tumour Charity, which went towards an entertainment package for the Children's Ward at Oldham Hospital. £20,000 was also donated to help fund the Christie Ball, which raised funds for a proton beam therapy research space at Christie Hospital.
To find out more about the Super Josh Tumour Charity, visit www.joshwilson.org.uk.