10k race marks start of Head to Toe and Living Sport link up

Head to Toe - the charity of community care and mental health provider Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - has today been announced as the official charity partner for all Living Sport’s active events.

10k race marks start of Head to Toe and Living Sport link up
31 July 2018

Head to Toe - the charity of community care and mental health provider Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - has today been announced as the official charity partner for all Living Sport’s active events.

Living Sport, which works to raise the profile of sport and to increase participation across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, will be donating a share of any profits it makes from the activities it organises to Head to Toe and will also be encouraging participants to run in aid of the charity, to support local patients with mental health and long-term physical health conditions.

The first event to benefit Head to Toe will be Living Sport’s Greater Cambridge 10k which will be taking place on 9 September at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS.

Clare Jones, Head of Charity for Head to Toe, said: “We are delighted that Living Sport has chosen to support us. Living Sport completely understands the links between good physical health and good mental health, and that’s key to the work of CPFT and to us as the charity which supports the Trust.

“As a local charity, this partnership is a massive boost for us and the people we support across our communities and the amazing NHS staff at CPFT who care for them. We are so grateful to everyone at Living Sport and look forward to cheering on the runners
in September!”

Simon Fairhall, Chief Executive of Living Sport, said: “The partnership between Head to Toe and Living Sport is perfect timing. We are increasingly doing work around the mental health agenda because there is a wealth of evidence around how it can be supported by good physical health. We look forward to working together and we are delighted this link-up can begin with the Greater Cambridge 10k.”

Now in its third year, the run begins at 9.30am. The event is organised under UK Athletics rules, is officially measured, and will be chip-timed. The course is traffic-free along the University of Cambridge West Cambridge site roads, cycle paths and footpaths. Flat and fast, it offers all entrants a great chance to record a personal best. All those who complete the run will be given a medal and a t-shirt.

To find out more and to enter the Living Sport Greater Cambridge 10k go to www.livingsport.co.uk. To run in aid of Head to Toe please contact the charity on 01223 219708 or email clare.jones@cpft.nhs.uk for your fundraising pack. Details are also available via the CPFT website www.cpft.nhs.uk.

Head to Toe is the charity for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. It helps to provide even better care and treatment by enhancing the services that CPFT provides, supporting people of all ages receiving mental health, community and social care across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The NHS funds patient care – thanks to its supporters, Head to Toe helps make it even better.

A few examples of projects that the charity’s donors and fundraisers have made possible include:

• portable fans to make breathing easier for heart failure patients
• yoga and mindfulness equipment for young people with mental health challenges to help them manage stress and develop positive coping techniques
• regular summer coach trips to the seaside for dementia carers and their loved ones
• water bottles for community nurses to help them stay hydrated
• therapeutic photography programmes for people with mental health challenges

Living Sport is a charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport and physical activity. Passionate about sport and physical activity, its aim is to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities to participate whatever their circumstances.

 

About Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is a health and social care organisation, providing integrated community, mental health and learning disability services, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and children’s community services in Peterborough. We support a population of just under a million people and employ nearly 4,000 staff. Our largest bases are at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, and Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, but our staff are based in over 90 locations. We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners, working together with the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

About Living Sport
Living Sport is the County Sports Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Our aim is 'improving health and wellbeing by supporting people to get active' and we do this through working in close partnership with a wide range of sports, community and statutory sector organisations and delivering a range of Sport England lottery funded programmes.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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