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We are delighted to be the official charity partner for the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019


We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the official charity partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019..

By partnering with us, Simplyhealth will continue to support people with their health, encouraging as many people as possible to become more active on a regular basis for better physical and mental wellbeing.

Laura Kirkwood, our Head of Community and Events, said:

“Exercise is an excellent way for people living with or without diabetes to improve their overall health. We’re excited about the opportunity to increase awareness of how physical activity can help people manage or reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 can be prevented or delayed by making healthier choices, including following a healthy diet and taking increased physical activity.

Together we can reach more people at risk of Type 2 diabetes and help them make positive changes to their health, in order to prevent one of the biggest health challenges facing people living in the UK today.”

Bambos Neophytou, Brand Director at Simplyhealth, said:

“We know that physical activity is a vitally important way for people living with or at risk of diabetes to manage their health more effectively.  Research tells us that three out of five cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed by making healthy lifestyle changes including exercising – be that running, jogging, walking, swimming, or cycling on the flat.

We want our partnership with Diabetes UK to drive positive change to peoples’ health and wellbeing, and encourage more people to make healthy choices to reduce the risk of diabetes.”

As official charity partner, all participants for any of the Simplyhealth Great Run events without a chosen charity will be encouraged to run for Diabetes UK.

Choose your run and find out more information about these running events, or for information on how to sign up. 

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