Adam Smith (Sky Sports), Ben Saunders and Andy Green at the BSF 2019 Gala Dinner
Influence Sports & Media
Influence Sports & Media have been a key supporter of the Brain & Spine Foundation since 2016. With their support our Trustees have successfully held two gala dinners raising more than £170,000 in total. But the partnership has brought us more than just much-needed funds. The ISM team also created a film about our charity for use on our website and sharing over social media. The staff team have taken on London Marathon is aid of us and also lent their event expertise to support our fundraising teams’ work. Huge thanks to everyone at ISM!
United Business Group
"The charity's experts are dedicated to providing the highest quality service and support for neurological conditions. At United Business Group, we pride ourselves on customers and on our high levels of service, so being associated with the Brain & Spine Foundation made perfect sense." - Terry Woods, Managing Director at United Business Group
BHSF & Brain & Spine Foundation
Partnership for Good
Health and wellbeing provider, BHSF, began an exciting new partnership with the Brain & Spine Foundation earlier this year. The two organisations have come together to help improve the lives of people with neurological conditions, particularly in the workplace. Support from BHSF has enabled the Brain & Spine Foundation to fund an additional nurse, allowing more calls to their helpline to be answered, which were previously missed through a lack of resource. This extra help for people with neurological conditions will ensure they feel more knowledgeable, and less isolated, positively enhancing their mental health.
The partnership has got off to a flying start with employees at BHSF fundraising for the charity on their Fun Friday (an event held on the final Friday of each month to support CSR partners). In addition to fundraising, both organisations are exploring how they can share skills and develop other channels to provide further support. At the beginning of 2020, employees at the Brain & Spine Foundation will have access to BHSF’s Connect app that provides a wide range of employee benefits and services. BHSF is also providing the charity with free access to their occupational health helpline.
Around 1 in 6 people in the UK have a neurological condition, meaning most people are likely to have a friend or colleague affected, even if they aren’t aware of it. Many people keep their condition hidden and both organisations would like to see this situation change, through fostering increased awareness and understanding together.
Marc Smith, chief executive of the Brain & Spine Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with BHSF. BHSF’s support of an extra nurse means we will be able to help even more people with neurological conditions needing our services. From our recent survey we know that people feel more informed, less isolated and more confident talking with a health professional about their condition after contacting our helpline.”
Brian Hall, chief commercial officer at BHSF, said: “Supporting positive employee wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. We provide employers with solutions to help them create more open, empathetic cultures, where employees feel safe and confident to talk about any issues that affect their physical and mental health.
“We want to help raise awareness of neurological conditions in the workplace and how they can have a huge impact on employees’ wellbeing. Working with the Brain & Spine Foundation, we can offer employers practical guidance that can proactively help them to create a supportive environment which allows all employees to thrive.”