A ‘Winter Warm Up’ fundraising campaign from Simplyhealth raises funds for local care homes

Staff at Simplyhealth have been fundraising to support local and national charities during the Coronavirus pandemic, with their most recent fundraising activity in December to support Brendoncare care homes and their activity clubs across the South.

Across ten days, Simplyhealth staff have been taking part in daily challenges as part of their Winter Warm Up fundraising campaign. Tasks included sharing images of Christmas decorations using recycled materials, colouring in for mindfulness and going for winter walks. For each activity shared internally to colleagues, Simplyhealth unlock a £5 donation for Brendoncare. Over ten days, Simplyhealth staff raised an amazing £5,000.

We are delighted to be able to support Brendoncare this Christmas through our staff community fundraising. Particularly this year, care homes have been under a lot of pressure, so to bring some Christmas cheer is exactly what we are all about at Simplyhealth.
Wendy Cummins, Community Manager at Simplyhealth

Simplyhealth staff have also been writing Christmas cards to residents at Brendoncare care homes. This festive project will bring Simplyhealth staff together with Brendoncare’s care home and Mews residents. A card through the post can really brighten a resident’s day, bringing some festive cheer. It’s an opportunity for Simplyhealth staff to let Brendoncare residents know they’re thinking of them this Christmas, especially after the challenges of this year.


We’re absolutely delighted with this wonderful donation and continued support from our neighbours in Winchester, Simplyheath.

Well done to the team for organising such a successful and creative fundraising campaign. The funds raised will have a huge impact on the lives of older people living locally in our communities this winter. Our residents will be so happy to receive their Christmas cards too.
Emma Digance, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Brendoncare
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Brendoncare is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through its care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England. The charity also run a number of virtual clubs, and provides 1-1 digital skills training and free equipment loans for those who are not online.

About Simplyhealth

Since 1872 we’ve been helping people get healthcare through our health plans, charity partnerships and by being a voice in healthcare. Today we’re delighted to be the UK’s leading provider of health plans, dental plans and pet health plans, which help individuals, families, employees and pets to get support with their health when they need it.

We don’t have shareholders which means we are totally focused on making sure no one goes without the healthcare support they need, and why we are passionate about being a voice in healthcare and partnering with charities to reduce health inequality. We have a commitment to donate part of our pre-tax profits to charities or community projects each year and spread our donations across a wide range of healthcare-related charities.

In 2019 we became Official Healthcare Partner of England Rugby, a partnership that will help us deliver on our purpose and improve access to healthcare for the rugby community.

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