Join us for the November NHS Night Walk or donate!
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:48
NHS staff are at the front line when it comes to supporting those with health and well-being issues. Now there is the opportunity for individuals and businesses to give back and show support for staff at Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership by taking part or sponsoring the first Somerset NHS Night Walk, taking place on Friday 1st November at French Weir Park, Taunton.
Organised by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and Channel Events, the 6-mile Night Walk concept came from an NHS working group looking into how to protect the health and wellbeing of their staff who work long and often anti-social hours often in pressurised conditions. NHS staff have already been supporting each other to get more active to help combat tiredness and increase positive mental health in what is often a stressful and pressurized job. The night walk concept was chosen because it highlighted unsocial working hours and also enabled supporters from outside the NHS staff to take part.
We welcome anyone from businesses, individuals, families or other sports groups to come and join us. The event is free to all NHS staff and it costs £15 per person to take part, of which half goes directly into funds to support NHS staff. If you cannot take part, please help us by donating directly to the fund. A company could donate anything from a few pounds to £200 to show their support of NHS staff and all money raised will go directly to NHS staff physical activity and wellbeing projects. These initiatives will be managed by the Foundation Trusts Physical Activity Working Group which is run by and for staff from across the Trust.