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Healthcare provider Simplyhealth donates £2,500 to the Avon Sports and Leisure Club

Local healthcare provider Simplyhealth has donated £2,500 to the Avon Sports and Leisure Club for the visually impaired. The charity organises events for people with vision loss and works with local businesses to improve facilities for those who suffer visual impairment.
Sylvia Gallimore, spokesperson for Avon Sports and Leisure Club comments: "We are trying to make the world a more interactive place for people with visual impairments and have been campaigning to get audio descriptions into some of the biggest art attractions in Bristol including the M Shed museum and gallery at the Bristol docks. We also organise social events for those with visual problems. Having a disability can be isolating but it doesn't have to be with the help and support of charities like ours."

Jamie Wilson spokesperson for Simplyhealth said: "We are delighted to donate this money to the Avon Sports and Leisure Club. They are taking great steps to make more venues across Bristol accessible for all people. The events that they organise offer a great support to the visually impaired community and encourage them to join in with social events. Improving wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at Simplyhealth and we are always happy to help charities that support people in the local community."

Simplyhealth is a company that follows mutual values and invests its money back into its customers and local charities. In 2011 the company donated over £1 million to charities in the UK.

Simplyhealth has active community funds in four of its locations, Andover, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, which exist to support charities and organisations in the local community. To contact the Bristol community fund please email Amanda.Willis@simplyhealth.co.uk.  Why not visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/simplyhealthuk to find out more on how we work with local and national charities.

Avon Sports and Leisure Club work with visually impaired people organising social events and encouraging attractions to make their experience more interactive. For more information visit www.wellaware.org.uk/organisations/3165-avon-sports-and-leisure-club-for-the-visually-impaired

For more information on Simplyhealth or to download a copy of Simplyhealth's Annual Dental Survey please visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk.

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Notes to editors

- We became Simplyhealth in 2009 after bringing together HSA, BCWA, LHF, HealthSure, Totally Active, our   family of health companies have joined together over the last ten years to form Simplyhealth

- We've been providing healthcare solutions for 140 years, dedicated to serving our customers and patients through a variety of cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance, self funded health plans and mobility and living aids 

- Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Simplyhealth as it stands today, now covers nearly four million people with health plans (more than any other company) and helps 20,000 companies with their employees' health

- Simplyhealth is committed to making a positive impact on its communities. Each year, we donate over £1 million to  health related charities and causes

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