Blue Light Card is the leading discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, providing their members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street. Earlier this year, Blue Light Card and wellbeing organisation, Get Active, teamed up The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC), Firefighter’s Charity and Police Care UK to support frontline staff and help boost morale with the launch of a special fitness and wellness challenge which raised more than £15,000 for the emergency services charities. .
Since then, the partnership has gone from strength to strength with another fundraising fitness and wellness challenge planned in September this year. If you would like to know more or sign up, please visit: https://getactivechallenges.com/bluelight/
In their continuous support of the emergency services charities, Blue Light Card have made a donation of £5k to each of the charities who provide support for all who continue to work incredibly hard to keep the UK safe, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
Karl Demian, TASC’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The job ambulance staff do can be stressful even in normal times, but the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic have made things even harder for them. Our work provides an important lifeline for the ambulance community when they’re in need and right now it’s more important than ever that TASC is here to care for those who care for us. I am very grateful to Blue Light Card for their generous donation towards are work, with their help we can continue to provide crucial wellbeing services to ensure that ambulance staff are healthy, strong and ready to be there for us in our time of need.”
Tom Dalby, CEO of Blue Light Card, said:
“Throughout the last 18 months, blue light staff have been under an unprecedented amount of pressure, facing public scrutiny and working in challenging conditions every day. It’s important that we ensure those looking after us are also able to take care of their own mental health.
The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK and the Firefighters Charity provide crucial mental health and psychological support to serving and retired frontline staff. On behalf of all of the team at Blue Light Card, I want to share my thanks to the charities for the remarkable work that they do. I am delighted that we have been able to donate a total of £5,000 to these fantastic causes.”