Hello everyone!

On 26th September, 10 of our brave OBS colleagues will be participating in the 2021 Windsor Half Marathon Corporate Challenge. Our Corporate Challenge participants will be running in aid of Sport In Mind, an independent Berkshire mental health charity founded in 2011 who deliver physical activity projects (sport, walking, dance and movement, gardening and exercise sessions) in partnership with the NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.

Sport In Mind's innovative programmes are delivered in partnership with the NHS and are co-designed by people with personal experience of mental health problems and healthcare professionals. They deliver sessions to support the recovery of people living with mental health problems in the community, as well as inpatient care. The charity is also very passionate about educating people about mental illness and the benefits of being physically active. Sadly, there are still many common misconceptions about mental illness in society today and they use the power of sport to bring people together to talk about mental health and help change attitudes.

We have chosen to support this amazing charity as it aligns with our recent Mental Health and Wellbeing initiatives, as well as our ambition to be a Digital and Caring company, which encourages everyone at Orange Business Services to play an active role in our engagement towards society and aim to support the wider community.

The OBS WHM Corporate Challenge team would therefore like to ask for your kind support to donate to this wonderful Charity and help them to reach the £2,000 target.

Thank you!

#StrongerTogether Sameena Bheekhun