As part of our corporate social responsibility Beacon Medical Services Group has set up a charitable arm under the name of Beacon Community Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was set up to help educate people with practical steps that they can take to help improve their health and wellbeing, focusing primarily on lower income areas and the BAME community to help tackle health inequalities. We also believe in supporting not-for-profit organizations who are actively improving their local communities and undertake activities which we believe to be beneficial to health and wellbeing.
On Saturday 15th of October 2022 Beacon CCF and our partners at the Skating Edge Academy hosted an award ceremony for their skating teams, acknowledging all their great achievements locally, nationally, and internationally. Beacon CCF is the official sponsor of the skating academy and have a continued relationship with the team as a supporter of their cause and admirers of the skating abilities presented by the academy.
Skating Edge Academy is a not-for-profit whose aim is to get people active, promote health and wellbeing, socializing and being part of a team. The academy believes in the promotion of roller skating regardless of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, religion, or belief and ensure the academy is a safe and enjoyable experience for all. They teach skaters of all ages and abilities from beginner skaters right through to international standards. Based in Openshaw, North Manchester, the academy has established itself as a pillar of its local sporting community.
As part of the Beacon CCF awards ceremony, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the dedication and selfless commitment provided by skating edges expert coaching team. Kirsty Fraser, along with Donna, and Gaynor Anderson make up the team of highly dedicated volunteers who teach the skaters 5 days a week. Their dedication and attitude to continued improvement has led to their skaters representing the academy on the international stage.
Not only does the academy boast amazing coaches, but the skating team has also performed exceptionally well at regional, national, and international tournaments; often with their skaters finishing in podium positions. Along with acknowledging the amazing coaches, we gave awards for outstanding achievement, awarded their amazing fundraising efforts, and even had a go at skating ourselves. Fantastic day and smiles all around, keep up the amazing work team!
We play an active role in supporting Health initiatives that can benefit society and are proud to be taking a lead in the area of Diabetes and its impact on BAME communities. We are working with a number of charitable organisations and NHS England on this particular initiative.