One of many largest suppliers of well being care plans to the UK veterinary sector has nominated psychological well being charity Thoughts as its charity companion for 2018.
Simplyhealth Professionals is the title sponsor for the Nice Run Sequence, which options 30 mass-participation operating occasions throughout 10 cities, together with Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Newcastle, Bristol and Portsmouth.
Talking on the launch of the sequence in Edinburgh, Simplyhealth Professionals chief government Romana Abdin revealed why Thoughts can be this yr’s charity companion for the Nice Run sequence.
She mentioned: “Taking care of your on a regular basis well being isn’t nearly pre-empting bodily aches and pains; it’s about taking good care of your psychological well-being, too.
“We heard so many tales final yr of how necessary bodily exercise is to sustaining and enhancing psychological well being, which is why we selected Thoughts as our charity companion.”
Mrs Abdin added proof confirmed train can cut back the danger of melancholy by as much as 30%, earlier than explaining why the corporate has determined to again Thoughts by 2018.
She added: “As title companion of the Simplyhealth Nice Run Sequence we wish to get #millionsmoving and our pals at Thoughts actively champion the hyperlink between bodily exercise and constructive psychological well being.
“We’ve supported Thoughts at a neighborhood stage since 2010 and imagine, by the sequence, we will make an actual distinction on this important space of on a regular basis well being care.”
Simplyhealth donates 10% of its pre-tax earnings to health-related charitable exercise yearly.
As official charity companion, all contributors for any of the Simplyhealth Nice Run occasions with out a chosen charity will likely be inspired to run for Thoughts.
Head of group and occasions fund-raising at Thoughts Karen Bolton mentioned: “We’re delighted Thoughts is the official charity companion for the Simplyhealth Nice Run Sequence 2018.
“During the last 4 years, greater than 7,000 Thoughts supporters have taken half in a Nice Run sequence occasion and we hope many will return this yr alongside the brand new runners becoming a member of Group Thoughts.”