Benenden Healthcare becomes Health & Wellbeing partner for York City's community work
21 December 2012
York City sponsors Benenden Healthcare Society have extended their relationship with the club by becoming health and wellbeing partner for City’s community arm, ‘York City in the Community’.
To kick off this new partnership ahead of the Christmas season, Benenden Healthcare and York City have teamed up to bring some festive cheer to children in the Children’s Ward at York Hospital.
York City players will visit children at York Hospital on Thursday 20th December, delivering early Christmas presents including York City goodie bags and teddy-bears donated by Benenden Healthcare.
Marc Bell, Marketing and Business Strategy Director at Benenden Healthcare said: ‘We already have a fantastic relationship with York City as club sponsors and we were keen to build on this by allowing the club to use our expertise in health and wellbeing within their community work.
‘We were impressed by the extensive range of activities the community’s charitable side undertake and wanted to play a full part in that for 2013. This is made easier by the fact that community is central to our ethos as a membership-led mutual organisation.’
‘I’m really pleased to see the partnership kick off with a donation of teddy bears to children at York Hospital. We hope the children enjoy the visit by York City players’
The health and wellbeing partnership will run throughout 2013 with an extensive plan of collaborative projects to take place in the local community including sponsorship of fitness sessions, fundraising events and competitions. Benenden Healthcare will also be main sponsors for the annual York City Family Fun Day.
The Nuffield Health York Hospital, who treat Benenden Healthcare members, will also be getting involved to deliver health checks on fans and local residents in the New Year.
Paula Stainton, York City in the Community Development Manager, said : “ We are delighted to be able to work with Benenden Healthcare. They are hugely supportive of the Football Club, and their involvement will have a big impact on the new Health projects we will be launching in the New Year. “