We've committed to raise £1 million to help older people live longer, healthier, happier lives

27 February 2015 - Richard Bowden, Managing Director of Bupa UK
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On Sunday 11 October I’ll be running London’s Royal Parks half marathon. This is not the first time I’ve run a half marathon, but it will be the most special one, that’s for sure. The reason: I’m running for Age UK.

Earlier this week, we announced that Age UK will be Bupa’s new strategic charity partner in the UK. We are very excited because we believe that together, we can help improve the lives of older people.

Through our partnership we want to engage our people, customers and wider society to feel positive about ageing. Our aim is to raise £1 million over the next two years to support thousands of older people across the country, to help them to live well, age well and to love later life.

With life expectancy increasing, we feel passionately that everyone should be able to live longer, healthier, happier lives.

I’m personally committed to this challenge, and to empowering people to love later life.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We have 15.5 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,300 aged care residents.

We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com

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