Health Shield team tackles testing triathlon

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A team of employees from Health Shield – one of the UK’s leading corporate health cash plan providers – has conquered a gruelling triathlon, in aid of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer after the company’s finance director was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Six Health Shield teams − made up of three employees who each completed a stage of the challenge − tackled a 500 metre swim, a 20 kilometre cycle and a five kilometre run at the North West Classic Triathlon event on Sunday 2 September.

Raising over £4,500 for the charity so far, with donations still coming in, Health Shield will match-fund the amount raised to total in excess of £9,000. Competitors in the event included the cash plan provider’s finance director, Maxine Wilson; chief executive, Jonathan Burton; chief risk officer, Courtney Marsh; marketing manager, Lara Rendell; claims manager, Mel Price; and compliance manager, Richard Linley.

Maxine said: “The charity has been a huge support to me throughout my illness and I am really proud of the whole team, which has wholeheartedly got behind the cause and put in 100 per cent. It feels like a very fitting way to say thank you by raising vital funds for a fantastic cause.”

Beating Bowel Cancer is a UK charity for people affected by the disease. The charity provides information and support to those suffering from the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. It also works tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease, ensuring that more lives are saved through early diagnosis.

Jonathan Burton, chief executive of Health Shield, said: “We are extremely pleased with everyone’s efforts and their dedication to training and raising money for a cause that’s extremely close to our hearts. Everyone has really immersed themselves in the challenge – whether they have bought a bike for the first time, or just boosted their fitness levels with a new training regime – it’s been a fantastic effort!”

To sponsor the team, please visit
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HealthShield.

health shield team tackles testing triathlon