Charity fundraising is par for the course for health cash plan providers

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Seven of the UK’s leading health cash plan providers will come together next month to indulge in a bit of friendly rivalry – all in the name of a good cause.

On 16 September, Health Shield, Westfield, Engage Mutual, Simply Health, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, Medicash and Hospital Saturday Fund will all be participating in a ‘Cash Plan Provider Golf Day’.

The event will take place at the Forest of Arden golf course, and the money raised from the event will be donated to Breast Cancer Care – a charity chosen by Westfield. Each provider was asked to nominate a good cause to play for, with the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries’ (AMII) chairman, Wayne Pontin, picking the lucky provider’s name out of a hat at the organisation’s recent annual conference.

The fundraiser is expected to raise around £3,500 for the charity, and the providers hope to make the golf day an annual event.

David Willetts, head of business development at Health Shield, said: “It’s fantastic that we’re coming together for such a great cause. I’m sure that there will be plenty of healthy competition on the day, but it’s all about raising lots of money for Breast Cancer Care – we’re looking forward to teeing off and putting our friendly rivalry to good use.”

The golf day is the latest in a series of fundraising activities that Health Shield has participated in over the last 12 months. Earlier this year, the Health Shield team parodied the popular ‘Harlem Shake’ video, donating over £1,000 for Comic Relief. Six teams of employees also completed a gruelling Triathlon, to raise £2,500 for Beating Bowel Cancer UK, on top of raising over £1,500 for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

He added: “Health Shield is committed to investing in the community and strives to go the extra mile for worthy causes. This is a perfect way to bring the market together in the name of a charity that is close to so many people’s hearts.”

charity fundraising is par for the course for health cash plan providers