February 24, 2023

Foundation strike partnership with Nuffield Health

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation and Nuffield Health can confirm a ground-breaking deal for the healthcare provider to become the Foundation’s official health & wellbeing partner.

For the first time ever, we will make new waves in the community by striking a deal with the healthcare giant as we look to offer more ways to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle across Wakefield.

The partnership will inject new ways in which the Foundation can use/offer our current health programmes to the wider public, improving the ways those who have accessed our health & wellbeing programmes to look after themselves in more efficient ways.

As we progress, we will look to expand across new and improved programmes, with the aim to help those aged between five and 85 improve their lifestyle, with education and awareness being the key driving factors.

Meanwhile, this partnership will open the door for both our Wakefield Trinity Ladies & Disability set-ups, offering them access to Nuffield’s state-of-the-art facility situated in the heart of the community as they look towards another busy year of games and festivals.

As a charity, like ourselves, Nuffield invests all income back into the community as they set goals to promote and build a healthier nation. With this in mind, their overall purpose is at the heart of everything they do, focusing on the wider impact of actions on people, those who benefit from flagship programmes, local communities and the environment.

Speaking on the signing of the partnership, Media & Commercial Executive for the Foundation, William Moore, said, “We are delighted to have Nuffield Health Wakefield on board as our principal health & wellbeing partner.

“With supporting the community being the centre of our focus, this deal will aid those from young to old, offering opportunities and facilities that may not be accessible any other way. It will also support the important ‘emerging teams’ arm of the Foundation, something which will go a long way towards success in the coming season.

“From initial conversations with Jac, it was apparent how keen Nuffield was to reach out and support the community, and I couldn’t be happier that we have managed to come to an agreement. This proves to be the start of a successful partnership.”

While Deputy General Manager of Nuffield Health Wakefield, Jac Verschuere, followed, “We are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation.

“Our partnership is a huge step forward in Nuffield Health’s Healthy Community strategy and will allow us to support the Foundation in areas that we feel so strongly about.

“We will welcome the Wakefield Trinity Ladies, PDRL and Wheelchair teams’ access to our facilities and services. This allows us to deliver on our social responsibilities in a way that will support accessibility and inclusivity, removing barriers and making our services available to those who will benefit from our support.

“Our new partnership will also serve as a platform for us to give back to the community by providing expert support to community projects and the Foundation education projects. I want to thank Will and everyone within the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation for joining us on this journey and I can’t wait to get started.”

For more information on signing up to Nuffield Health as well as seeing the facilities they provide, please click HERE. Alternatively, for more information on our Health & Wellbeing programmes or the partnership in general, please email our Head of Education & Health, Luke Shale, at luke.shale@wakefieldtrinity.com or will.moore@wakefieldtrinity.com, respectively.