Seven members of the Everyone Health Team, including five members of the Everyone Health Nottinghamshire ChangePoint and a representative from our Cambridgeshire ChangePoint are preparing to take part in a gruelling 76 mile charity bike ride, to help raise funds for Anthony Nolan and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Four members of the Nottinghamshire’s ChangePoint team including Alex Julian, Mitchell Harper, Mark Hooper and Joshua Matthews,
together with Nicky Allan from the Central Management Team will cycle from Wellington Arch in London to Chichester, West Sussex. Aided by the support crew, Natalie Dawes and Shane Purcell, the team leave at 9am on Thursday 15th September, and will join over 100 other colleagues from across our contracts to take on this cycling challenge. The event has been jointly organised by Everyone Health and Everyone Active, with the aim of raising over £100,000 for the two charities.

Everyone Health provides lifestyle related prevention and treatment programmes, including county-wide Obesity Prevention and Weight Management Services in Nottinghamshire on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council and a county-wide Lifestyle Service in Cambridgeshire on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council. The company specialises in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities through dynamic and integrated solutions. Both Everyone Health and Everyone Active form part of Sports and Leisure Management (SLM) Ltd.

Alex Julian, Everyone Health’s Locality Co-ordinator for the Nottinghamshire service comments:

“We’re all a little nervous about the bike ride but it’ll be great fun and another fantastic opportunity for us to work together dynamically as a team”.
“We’ve all been training for the event so hopefully all our hard work will pay off and we will raise lots of funds for these two very worthy charities, which are both very close to our hearts.”

Annie Holden, Head of Public Health for Everyone Health comments:

“As a company with health and wellbeing at the heart of what we do, it is important that we practice what we preach and use our dedication and enthusiasm to engage in activities that promote active healthy lifestyles, whilst raising much needs funds and awareness of these charities.”

Anthony Nolan is a charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. In addition to raising awareness of the condition, Anthony Nolan also matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. SLM announced Anthony Nolan as its chosen charity to support in April 2015 and has since raised over £120k for the cause. The company aim to raise a total of £250k by April 2017. JDRF provides support for those with type 1 diabetes and the event will mark the launch of a new partnership between the charity and SLM.

To make a donation to JDRF, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/EAcharityrideJDRF
To make a donation to Anthony Nolan, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/EAcharityrideAN

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