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Benenden Celebrates Time to Talk Day

Staff Benenden joined thousands of people across the UK by celebrating Time To Talk Day in a bid to improve and raise awareness of mental health issues. The aim of ‘Time to Talk’ is to encourage more conversations to happen – whether this is at work, over a cuppa or with a text.

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Benenden employees raise £2,632.22 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff from across all departments joined together to raise the cash through all sorts of fundraising activity.

 

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The final session of Project Dare ends on a high

The final session of Project Dare, a three-part aspirational programme run by Benenden and York Cares, took place this week.

 

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Benenden colleagues deliver Christmas singalong at City Mills

Volunteers from the York health and wellbeing organisation, Benenden, organised a festive party for all residents and staff at City Mills, Independent living communities, part of the sheltered housing scheme in York city centre.

 

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Benenden colleagues add a twist to The Press Toys and Tins Appeal

The team from York health and wellbeing organisation, Benenden, have been helping to spread festive cheer this Christmas by donating to the York Press Toys & Tins Appeal.

 

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Benenden signs the Time to Change Pledge

Steps to prioritise the topic of mental health have been taken by Benenden, resulting in better care both for its members and its staff.

 

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Benenden gives back in bid to raise mental health awareness

Benenden has coupled up with York Cares and FutureHY to run a project which inspired a group of young people, asking them to consider their options for the future.

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York City FC Foundation launches new primary schools programme for Autumn 2017

YCFC Foundation and Benenden are collaborating to benefit over two thousand children by offering healthy lifestyle workshops this Autumn school term.

 

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Benenden encourages improved mental health through volunteering.

Benenden staff have been digging in to help volunteers at a local plant nursery, while at the same time looking after their own health and wellbeing.

 

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Benenden boosts preparation for Cystic Fibrosis testing in children

Benenden offers donation to the ‘What? Why? Children in Hospital’ charity and helps to educate about sweat testing for cystic fibrosis.

 

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Benenden donates to breast cancer survivors, Port Edgar Dragons.

Benenden offers a community grant to dragon boat team and breast cancer survivors, the Port Edgar Dragons.

 

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Benenden raises the rainbow’ in support of York Pride

Benenden are supporting York Pride -the annual celebration for York and North Yorkshire’s LGBTcommunity. 

 

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Benenden to sponsor York Pride Community Pot for 2017

Benenden is to sponsor the York Pride Community Pot for 2017.

 

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Benenden staff volunteer to transform community centre

Staff from Benenden joined volunteers from other York businesses this week to take part in a three day transformation of a local community centre.

 

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York play area gets second wave of support from Benenden staff

Staff volunteers from Benenden spent the morning of 15th March on a return trip to Broadstone Way play area continuing their work to make it a welcoming area for young children to play.

 

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School competition winners in VIP visit to Bootham Crescent

Competition winners from York schools enjoyed a special visit to Bootham Crescent to watch York City play against Eastleigh, after taking part in a sugar swap initiative.

 

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Benenden leads the way in winter fitness challenge!

500 journeys on foot and by cycle were recorded by Benenden staff during February as part of the i-Travel York Winter Challenge.

 

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Benenden staff fundraising high for St Leonard’s Hospice

Staff fundraisers from Benenden in York have raised £4,153.57 this year for St Leonard’s Hospice.

 

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VIP Panto Experience for Macmillan Cancer patients and their families

People who have been supported by Macmillan in York enjoyed a day at the pantomime, a pre-show meal and VIP experience meeting the cast.

 

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Glass slipper left outside York Theatre Royal on opening weekend of panto

As part of Make it York’s Ice Trail on the weekend of 10th and 11th December, an ice sculpture of Cinderella’s glass slipper has been located outside the York Theatre Royal

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Benenden sponsors Christmas party for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Leeds-based Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) held a special party for 220 children at the Royal Armouries Leeds – with support being provided by Benenden.

 

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Benenden staff spread Christmas cheer at York Older persons home

Volunteers from Benenden organised a Christmas party for residents of Willow House, near Walmgate, on 7th December as part of a partnership between Benenden and York Cares.

 

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Community project tackles social isolation in vulnerable people

A community grants initiative provided by Benenden has helped vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in Birmingham to enjoy the health benefits of a new gardening project.

 

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Benenden initiative to encourage primary pupils to eat less sugar

More than 2000 primary school children will be taking part in healthy eating workshops, organised by Benenden in partnership with York City Football Foundation.

 

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Benenden staff volunteer for major park revamp

Staff from Benenden joined over 250 volunteers from other York businesses this week to take part in a three day transformation of a local park.

 

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600 mile cycle challenge kicks off from Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

A team of cyclists have set off from Glasgow today (21st Sept) for a gruelling 600 mile cycle challenge to raise £50,000 for SAMH and Benenden Charitable Trust.

 

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Benenden helps bring dance therapy to those living with Parkinson’s in Stretford

People living with Parkinson’s in Stretford are being helped to improve co-ordination and balance through new ballet lessons funded by Benenden.

 

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Families struggling to feed their families in school holidays receive donation boost

A local Bolton initiative to provide free packed lunches to needy families has received a boost from Benenden - helping to supply around 1000 children with a healthy packed lunch.

 

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Benenden staff volunteer to brighten up York play area

Volunteers from Benenden spent a morning at York’s Broadstone Way play area making it safe and welcoming for young children to enjoy.

 

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600 mile bike ride to carry mental health message across the UK

A gruelling 600 mile cycle challenge to raise money for charity is being organised by Benenden Charitable Trust and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

 

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