Healthspan Heroes

Healthspan doesn't just want you to enjoy the best of health- we want to help you put that good health to good use in fundraising for others.

Healthspan Heroes represents a charitable fund that is available to all our customers to enable them to access and take part in fundraising events that they may otherwise have not been able to enter.

Whether you’re putting off entering that 5k run, have always wanted to do a charity skydive or are planning an epic trans-Siberian bicycle ride- we’d like to hear from you and how we can help remove the barriers (however small) to getting you to the start line. 

Applications for the next round of awards are currently open and will close on the 31st September 2014.

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Latest Healthspan Hero News:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Uhuru Peak

    Jenny and Jo take on Kilimanjaro for Cornwall Hospice Care

    Posted 22 September 2014 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    Two of our Healthspan Heroes, Jenny and Joanna (Jo) are currently climbing the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya, for Cornwall Hospice care. The girls are taking the Rongai route in order to reach the Uhuru Peak summit at 5,895m. Neither women knew each other prior to applying to the event but have since found out they live a mere 3 miles apart and have worked on some fundraising events together. Read more about their motivations for the challenge here.

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  • Beechboys Team Photo

    Beechboys update - the boys are off!

    Posted 2 September 2014 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    It’s day three of the Race Around Ireland. The Beechboys set off 15:24 on Sunday 31st August and, at the time of posting, are a massive 723km into their journey!

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  • Norman and James Beech

    Beechboys Race Around Ireland

    Posted 29 August 2014 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    After months of planning, this weekend will see father and son duo Norman and James Beech (aka the Beechboys) take part in the Race around Ireland. The race is a gruelling 1350 miles around the rugged Irish terrain and must be completed within 132 hours. This means cycling 275miles a day - nearly twice the distance of the longest stage of the recent 2014 Tour de France! If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the boys have taken it one step further than most and will be cycling on a Tandem, a race first.

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  • Bike the UK for MS set off this weekend

    Posted 12 June 2014 4:17 PM by Healthspan Heroes

    This weekend sees a group of 13 riders take part in the maiden 'Bike the UK for MS' trip, cycling the gruelling 1034 from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Whilst cycling the length of the UK, the group will also be raising funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research and patients. The team are aiming to raise over £10,000 this year and funds will be used to aid the Bath and Bristol MS Branches, supporting members’ events and home modification projects.

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  • Healthspan Heroes

    Meet our Customer Heroes from Round 6!

    Posted 1 June 2014 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    Round 6 of our customer heroes closed at the end of March and we’re proud to finally announce our latest winners of the Healthspan Customer Heroes funding! With a combined target of at least £71,000 being raised for charity through their efforts this round; our customers are taking part in a number of impressive challenges, supporting a vast range of charities. They've been kind enough to share their stories with us and below is a quick snapshot of what is going on. Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.

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  • RogerAllsopp

    Live Younger 2011: Healthspan supports a world record attempt in aid of cancer research.

    Posted 1 January 2014 12:00 AM by Live Younger

    Roger Allsopp's Channel swim in late August 2011 put him into the record books as the oldest person to have completed the crossing at the time. His physical challenge was matched by a similarly ambitious fundraising target of £750,000 for a cutting-edge cancer research team- and Healthspan’s customers were a key factor in achieving that target.

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  • Healthspan Hero Mount Everest

    Mount Everest lies ahead for fundraiser, Nicola.

    Posted 8 October 2013 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    We're used to Healthspan Heroes aiming high with their challenges but this month sees the start of a charity trek that has a very lofty ambition- Nicola, 59, will spend four weeks trekking to Base Camp of Mount Everest for the Brain Tumour Charity.

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  • Emily Healthspan Hero Skydiver

    Our youngest Customer Hero raises £1000 with parachute jump

    Posted 9 September 2013 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    Congratulations to Emily, 16, who showed no fear as she raised £1000 for diabetes charity JDRF.

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  • Healthspan Hero Brian, 72, skydives for Prostate Cancer charity

    Posted 30 July 2013 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    There are a number of ways to cool down during a heatwave but one of our fundraisers, Brian, found the ultimate way to feel a cool breeze this July- leaping out of a plane at 10,000 feet into the skies above Cornwall.

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  • Healthspan Staff join in with a Customer Hero challenge

    Posted 23 May 2013 12:00 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    The May Bank Holiday weekend saw a group of Healthspan staff join Dee at the halfway point of her 69-week challenge to run 10km in every city in the UK. The 7-strong team joined 11,000 other runers on a sunny Sunday morning to pound the streets of Bristol.

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