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June
2019
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Simplyhealth Great Run Series wins two accolades at the Corporate Engagement Awards

Simplyhealth, the UK’s leading provider of health plans, dental plans and pet health plans, has been named winner of the ‘Best Sponsorship Activity to Support or Develop Corporate Reputation’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

The organisation also received bronze in the ‘Best PR & External Communication’ category for its title partnership with the Simplyhealth Great Run Series.

The Corporate Engagement Awards recognise the most successful and innovative corporate partnerships and sponsorships.

In January 2017, Simplyhealth became title partner of The Simplyhealth Great Run Series; the largest series of mass participation running events in the world. The Series takes in 27 events in nine cities across the UK, from the family mile, to the biggest half marathon in the world (The Simplyhealth Great North Run).

Kate Thornton, Chief Customer Officer at Simplyhealth
It’s great to have been recognised for our partnership with Great Run - we’re inspiring and encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives by being more active and fulfilling our purpose to improve access to healthcare. Through the Simplyhealth Great Run Series we have supported hundreds of thousands of runners every step of the way to reach their goals, simply by running, jogging or walking together, while raising money for causes close to their hearts.
Kate Thornton, Chief Customer Officer at Simplyhealth

Every year Simplyhealth gives 10% of its pre-tax profits to health related charities, which in 2018 totalled over £900,000. As well as enriching the lives of millions of people the Simplyhealth Great Run Series, and the people taking part, helped to raise significant funds for charity.

Simplyhealth announced Diabetes UK as the official charity partner for the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019.

Notes to Editors

Simplyhealth was shortlisted in two categories at the Corporate Engagement Awards:

• Best Sponsorship Activity to Support or Develop Corporate Reputation

• Best PR & External Communication

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.

In 2018 we donated £900,000 to our charity partners. Additionally, our partnership with the Simplyhealth Great Run Series raised over £40 million for charitable causes.

To find out more visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk

Further information from: Laura Miller Simplyhealth Tel: 0344 579 2329 Email: laura.miller@simplyhealth.co.uk