Health cash plan providers unite for charity

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Health Shield one of seven firms that raised over £4,000 at charity golf event

Seven of the UK’s leading health cash plan providers came together last week to raise money for a good cause and indulge in a spot of friendly rivalry.

On 15 September, Health Shield, BHSF, Westfield, BUPA, Medicash, HSF and Engage Mutual all participated in a cash plan provider golf day.

The event, which is in its second year, took place at the Little Aston Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield and raised £4351.13 for Acorns Children’s Hospice, a children’s charity chosen by BHSF. The contest was won by BHSF for the second consecutive year, with Health Shield runners up. Last year’s event raised £3,500 for Breast Cancer Care.

Dave Willetts, head of business development at Health Shield, said: “The event was a great success and we were able to put our friendly rivalry to good use. Acorns is a very important charity that is close to many people’s hearts and we’d like to thank BHSF for the nomination. At Health Shield, we are committed to investing in the community and we are pleased to be able to bring the market together for a worthy cause.

“Just the day before this event, 55 employees from Health Shield took part in a triathlon at Nantwich to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, raising in excess of £4,000. Health Shield also run regular in-house events to raise money for charity through our social committee.”

Laura Richards, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Acorns Children’s Hospice said: “We are so grateful for the support of all of the providers that took part in the Golf Day to raise funds for Acorns. We rely on fundraising and donations to keep our services running, which cost £750 per child per day, so this kind of support is vital for us.”

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