Simplyhealth are spreading some Christmas cheer by donating a total of £40,000 to ten local charities and communities in need this festive season.
Andover based Simplyhealth allocated every colleague £40 from their Community Fund and asked them to help make a difference this Christmas. Simplyhealth colleagues were asked to select one of five community groups, each containing two charities that need a helping hand. The categories were local foodbanks, homeless charities, elderly care, young carers and hospices.
The charities supported in each group that will receive a donation from Simplyhealth are:
- Andover Foodbank
- Winchester Basics Bank
- Two Saints Winchester
- Two Saints Andover
- Andover Neighbourcare
- Brendoncare Clubs Winchester
- Winchester and District Young Carers
- Andover Young Carers
- Countess of Brecknock Hospice
- Winchester Hospice
Over two weeks in December votes from Simplyhealth colleagues came flooding in. To ensure all the deserving charities were supported, Simplyhealth split the £40,000 as a percentage based on the number of votes each community group received.
Michele Gard Director of the charitable trust that supports the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover said:
“Put simply without the support of people like you and your company, the hospice wouldn’t be here to help when help is needed most.”
“I would just like to say a huge thank you for nominating and voting for us and behalf of everyone at the hospice, thank you so very much.”
Jenny Lelean Manager at Andover Foodbank commented:
“Thank you to Simplyhealth for supporting the foodbank again this year. Your support at this time means that we are going to be able to keep our shelves stocked. It also means that we can continue to get food out to the people who need it so that families aren’t left making tough decisions about whether they feed their children or pay their bills or heat the house.”
“It’s going to make such a lot of difference to people. Thank you very much for your support.”
Wendy Cummins, Community Manager at Simplyhealth added:
“Supporting local causes and building healthier communities is at the heart of Simplyhealth’s purpose of improving access to healthcare. It’s fantastic that we are able to support these local charities at Christmas and the important help they provide for our local communities.”
“Christmas is a time of giving, and we hope that these donations can make a significant difference for the people that they support, through what has been a difficult year for everyone. Thank you to all our colleagues that took part.”
Simplyhealth believes that supporting communities isn’t just reserved for Christmas. During the last quarter donations totalling over £300,000 have also been awarded to other local and national charities and good causes.
Simplyhealth is continuing to ensure that every day, every decision we make, and every action – big or small – not only helps improve the health of our company, customers and communities, but also the health of the entire nation. For more information about our community impact, visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk/about-us/community-impact.