Westfield Health support charity Living Streets for this year’s National Walking Month
Westfield Health, a leading provider of health insurance, is supporting Living Streets’ National Walking Month this May.
During the month of May, Living Streets, the national charity for everyday walking, will be encouraging people to pledge to #Try20 - try and fit 20 minutes of walking into their day - and Westfield Health will be championing an accompanying campaign ‘Walking Lunch’ #WHWalkingLunch, where employees and the general public are encouraged to reclaim their lunch breaks and use them to walk those 20 minutes.
The partnership will see both Westfield Health and Living Streets utilise digital and traditional media channels to promote how easy, enjoyable and rewarding incorporating more walking into the working day is, as well as how it can lead to real changes in people's habits and lifestyles. As part of the partnership, Westfield Health has donated to Living Streets to support the charity’s mission to create a walking nation and its work with schools, disability groups and local communities.
Westfield Health’s Charitable trust has a long history of supporting people, communities and charities; Westfield Health donate to both large national and smaller, local charities and working harder to nurture the health and wellbeing of communities across the UK.
As a not for profit company, Westfield Health has long supported giving something back to the communities they work in. Since 1996, Westfield Health donated more than £11 million to the NHS and medically related charities, helping to keep thousands of people in good health.
Graham Moore, Chairman of Westfield Health’s Charitable Trust, said:
“The health benefits of being more physically active are well known and walking more is important to everyone’s health and wellbeing. We are delighted to be partnering with Living Streets, the leading charity in this field.”
Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of Living Streets said:
“Many of us find it a struggle to fit healthy choices into our busy lives but adding in a lunchtime walk is a great place to start so we’re really pleased to be working with Westfield Health to encourage more people to give it a go.
“The NHS Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults are active for at least 150 minutes a week and fitting in 20 minutes of walking every day really helps towards achieving that.
“See how easy it is to Try20 this May and start feeling the many benefits walking brings to your health and happiness.”