Simplyhealth takes part in Sherlock World Record attempt

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth will be sponsoring the Sherlock World Record attempt which will see almost 2,000 people don their deerstalker hats and take part in a world record breaking attempt for the biggest gathering of Sherlock-look-a-likes. The fundraising event will take place on 31 August at Temple Newsam in Leeds and the money raised will go towards creating a £2m brain research centre, at one of Europe’s biggest research facilities, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause. If you love Sherlock you will love this fun family event, expect special guests and some great entertainment. It’s only £15 to enter and all participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, magnifying glass and pretend Sherlock Holmes pipe, on the day.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick, MD of Cause UK and Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre
Raman Sankaran, spokesperson for Simplyhealth
We are delighted to be sponsoring this event. We hope that the participants are successful in their world record attempt and have lots of fun being a detective for the day whilst raising money for a brilliant cause. Once open, the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre will mean that the area will have better diagnosis, better treatment and ultimately better outcomes for people in the community.
Raman Sankaran, spokesperson for Simplyhealth

The fundraising appeal will help to create a world class Yorkshire Brain Research Centre to help tackle life limiting brain conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia. The Centre will help attract the very best clinicians from around the world to train and study at Leeds and grow a strong neurosciences community for the benefit of patients in Yorkshire and beyond.

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