AXA PPP healthcare announce charity sponsorship

February 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
AXA PPP healthcare, one of the UK's leading providers of private medical insurance, have just signed up as a sponsor of the Kent & Medway Walking Bus Group.

As well as announcing this step into charity sponsorship, the private medical insurance company is making a donation of £5000 to support the work done by the group. The Walking Bus project organised walk-to-school schemes in Kent, through which parents can escort a column of children along set routes to and from school. Working in partnership with KCC and Medway Council, The Kent and Medway Walking Bus project is the country's only support for Walking Buses.

As well as providing grant funding, AXA PPP healthcare also work with the charity to create a challenging event for Walking Bus children - a project to be launched later in 2007.

Rosie Serpis, AXA PPP healthcare HR development manager, commented:

"AXA PPP healthcare is delighted to be a key sponsor of the Kent and Medway Walking Bus project. It not only plays a part in helping to reduce traffic congestion and pollution around schools but it is a great way of bringing children and parents together and encouraging new friendships to develop. And, of course, regular walkers will benefit from improved health and fitness - making this idea an all-round winner."

Simon Dolby, Chairman of the Kent and Medway Walking Bus project, said:

"The support from AXA PPP healthcare has been fantastic. Everyone in the charity is really looking forward to the coming year and working with the organisation. We are still drawing together the ideas for the challenge event but initial ideas look very exciting and will great fun for the children and adults that take part on the daily walk to school."

AXA PPP healthcare provides private medical insurance to both families and corporations. As a company, it offers a range of resources on nutrition and fitness in order to help its customers attain healthy fitness levels, as well as maintain healthy eating and a healthy state of mind. Furthermore, AXA PPP healthcare provides a range of other products, such as sports injury plans or accident cover for the over 60s .

About AXA PPP Healthcare:
AXA PPP healthcare was established in 1940 as PPP Healthcare. In 1999, it was bought by Sun Life and Provincial Holdings (SLPH), the UK subsidiary of the Global AXA Group, and was renamed AXA PPP Healthcare in 2002. Since 1958, its headquarters have been in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Today, AXA PPP healthcare provides healthcare for individuals and companies based in Great Britain and overseas, covering nearly two million people. AXA PPP healthcare is regulated by the Financial Service Authority (FSA).

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