Occupational Health Consultancy (OHC) is always looking out for opportunities to help and support the community. Every year the team select charities in which they aim to organise or participate in events to help raise awareness and/or money.
This year our chosen charity is the British Heart Foundation, this charity not only do a great job in their research to keep our hearts beating but they also produce brilliant literature that is used by OHC regularly. The British Heart Foundation has a great selection of events for everybody to take part in and a list of these events can be found on their website.
After a lot of careful consideration the team at OHC have decided to really challenge themselves and so will be arranging a skydive! The target is to raise a minimum of £400 per person however they are hoping to exceed this.
The team are also encouraged to do their own fund raising. OHC have supported various employees in events such as:
- A sponsored walk of 13 miles to raise money for the Rainbow Centre, The Rose Road Association and Wessex Cancer Trust.
The total raised was over £600.
- The Great South Run. This particular employee ran 10 miles and out of 23,000 people she came in the top half of the fastest times. She also raised £1200 in aid of Debra.
- A bike ride to Paris which took a challenging 4 days in various weather conditions, but it was all worth it as over £5000 was
raised for Brain Tumour UK.
- Run To The Beat is a half marathon that is taking place in September 2013, this employee is doing a great job of training which really helps motivate the team at OHC.
OHC also looks to help and support the more local community, an example of this is supplying first aid consumables for the teams at a local football club, Hamble United. OHC are also in the process of arranging some first aid training for them. Hamble United provide a high standard for players of all ages and their families. Promoting a healthy lifestyle by encouraging exercise is a key part of what OHC
consider to be important in and out of the workplace.
Health promotion days, weeks and months are always acknowledged at OHC and the aim in promoting these dates is to help raise awareness. This is done by creating displays, providing literature or arranging an event. Last week was Mental Health Week and to help raise awareness the team at OHC organised and participated in a walk which was held in the New Forest.
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