Bupa Awards Free Places in Bupa Junior Great Manchester Run

By Bupa, PRNE
Sunday, June 12, 2011

LEEDS, England, June 13, 2011 -

Bupa awarded ten free places in the Bupa Junior Great Manchester
Run to pupils from Moorgate Primary School in Bolton,

Ten pupils from the school, situated in close proximity to
Bupa’s Mill View href="www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/care-homes/types-of-care/residential-care">
Residential and Nursing Home and Nursing Home were offered the
chance to tackle the 2.5km course for free.

Bupa awarded the ten free running places to the school, to
encourage the children to exercise, after members of staff from the
Bupa residential and href="www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/care-homes/types-of-care/nursing-care">
nursing home delivered Activ-eat, Bupa’s initiative which
teaches children the benefits of healthy eating through fun and
memorable activities.

The school gratefully snapped up the free places and all funds
raised were donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

This year Bupa also offered free running places to the relatives
of all its href="www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/care-homes/">care home
residents. In addition, four staff members from Bupa Care Services
took part as runners and one as a volunteer.

Sue Kilby, activity coordinator at Bupa’s Mill View Residential
and Nursing Home, said: “We have been delivering Activ-eat to the
children from Moorgate Primary School for some time and they are
always excited about getting involved and learning more about
healthy eating. I am so pleased that the children decided to take
part in the Bupa Junior Great Manchester Run, and they all did
brilliantly on the day.”

Siobhan Drane, Bupa’s community affairs consultant, commented:
“As a healthcare company, Bupa is keen to help tackle the issue of
child obesity and promote nutrition and exercise. I am delighted
that the children at Moorgate wanted to get involved in the run,
and it is a great addition to the lessons learnt on our Activ-eat

About Bupa Care Services:
Bupa Care Services runs 305 nursing and residential homes in the UK
and cares for almost 18,500 people. Bupa’’s homes are open to
everyone - with over 70 percent of UK residents receiving state
funding. Bupa is the only company to offer Alzheimer’s
Society-trained Dementia Champions in its UK specialist care homes
and over 25% of its beds in the UK are registered for specialist
dementia care. Bupa Care Services employs over 27,000 people and
owns care homes in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand

For more information, visit href="www.bupa.co.uk/care-homes">www.bupa.co.uk/care-homes.

About Bupa Group:

Bupa’s purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier
lives. A leading international healthcare group, Bupa offers
personal and company health insurance, run care homes for older
people and hospitals, and provide workplace health services, health
assessments and chronic disease management services, including
health coaching, and home healthcare. 

With no shareholders, Bupa invests its profits to provide more
and better healthcare. Bupa is committed to making quality,
patient-centred, affordable healthcare more accessible in the areas
of wellness, chronic disease management and ageing.

Employing nearly 52,000 people, Bupa has operations around the
world, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the
USA, as well as Hong Kong, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, China and
across Latin America. 


PR contacts: Siobhan Drane, Community Affairs Consultant,
Bupa Care Services, Bridge House, Outwood Lane, Horsforth
Leeds, LS18 4UP, +44(0)113-381-6375

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