48-Strong Cheshire Triathlon Team Raises £4.4K for Charity

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Cheshire-based health cash plan provider Health Shield has raised over £4,000 for the MS Society by entering 48 people into the North West Triathlon.

Consisting of staff, friends and family, 12 of those entered completed the full triathlon while 36 competed in relay teams, swimming 12,000 metres, cycling 298 miles and running 120 kilometres between them. The team raised over £2,200 and Health Shield is matching all sponsorship to take the total donated to over £4,400.

The triathlon took place in Nantwich on 11th September, with Health Shield’s fastest male competing in the ‘sprint’ event (500 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle and 5 kilometre run) finishing 27th out of 244 in 1 hour 12 minutes (Courtney Marsh). Its fastest relay team finished 6th out of 26 in 1 hour 20 minutes (Ian Pimlott, Adrian Hubszer and Elaine Hubszer). Other race groups included the super sprint, fun triathlon and relay.

Jonathan Burton, Chief Executive of Health Shield commented: “This is the fifth year that we have raised money for charity through the North West triathlon. It’s a wonderful event that brings us all together for a very worthy cause. I hugely congratulate all that took part.”

Health Shield, based in Crewe, recently announced its annual results, showing a year of unprecedented growth. Cash plan premium income rose to more than £31 million, the highest level in its 139 year history. Health Shield saw its highest annual increase in new members, now covering over 250,000 members and their families. It also saw a 7% increase in employees, with around 135 staff. Health Shield is a friendly society without shareholders, operating for the benefit of its members.

 

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About Health Shield

Established in 1877 Health Shield is an award winning and market leading provider of Health Cash Plans and health and wellbeing benefits. Health Shield is a non-profit making Friendly Society without shareholders, operating for the benefit of all our members. We are committed to providing competitively priced products that are sustainable and affordable, and strive to enhance our award winning reputation in the market.