Bupa Awards Free Places in Bupa Junior Great Manchester Run
LEEDS, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Bupa awarded ten free places in the Bupa Junior Great Manchester Run to
pupils from Moorgate Primary School in Bolton, Lancashire..
Ten pupils from the school, situated in close proximity to Bupa’s Mill
View Residential and Nursing Home
and Nursing Home were offered the chance to tackle the 2.5km course for
Bupa awarded the ten free running places to the school, to encourage the
children to exercise, after members of staff from the Bupa residential and
delivered Activ-eat, Bupa’s initiative which teaches children the benefits of
healthy eating through fun and memorable activities.
The school gratefully snapped up the free places and all funds raised
were donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
This year Bupa also offered free running places to the relatives of all
its care home [http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/care-homes ] residents. In
addition, four staff members from Bupa Care Services took part as runners
and one as a volunteer.
Sue Kilby, activity coordinator at Bupa’s Mill View Residential and
Nursing Home, said: “We have been delivering Activ-eat to the children from
Moorgate Primary School for some time and they are always excited about
getting involved and learning more about healthy eating. I am so pleased
that the children decided to take part in the Bupa Junior Great Manchester
Run, and they all did brilliantly on the day.”
Siobhan Drane, Bupa’s community affairs consultant, commented: “As a
healthcare company, Bupa is keen to help tackle the issue of child obesity
and promote nutrition and exercise. I am delighted that the children at
Moorgate wanted to get involved in the run, and it is a great addition to
the lessons learnt on our Activ-eat programme.”
About Bupa Care Services:
Bupa Care Services runs 305 nursing and residential homes in the UK and
cares for almost 18,500 people. Bupa”s homes are open to everyone – with
over 70 percent of UK residents receiving state funding. Bupa is the only
company to offer Alzheimer’s Society-trained Dementia Champions in its UK
specialist care homes and over 25% of its beds in the UK are registered for
specialist dementia care. Bupa Care Services employs over 27,000 people and
owns care homes in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand
For more information, visit http://www.bupa.co.uk/care-homes.
About Bupa Group:
Bupa’s purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier lives.
A leading international healthcare group, Bupa offers personal and company
health insurance, run care homes for older people and hospitals, and provide
workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management
services, including health coaching, and home healthcare.
With no shareholders, Bupa invests its profits to provide more and
better healthcare. Bupa is committed to making quality, patient-centred,
affordable healthcare more accessible in the areas of wellness, chronic
disease management and ageing.
Employing nearly 52,000 people, Bupa has operations around the world,
principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA, as well as
Hong Kong, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, China and across Latin America.