Keep active to beat ‘January blues’
January 16, 2017
by Jenna Hall, Programme Director for the National Charity Partnership – a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco. I don’t know about you, but I love to get outdoors and get active, but often there is that thing that just needs doing, the weather may be miserable or my family are […]
National Charity Partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco shocked at sugar consumption of teenagers
November 22, 2016
New figures suggesting that teenagers drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks each year has been met with alarm by the National Charity Partnership, a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco. “Our diets are too high in sugar and the weight gain associated with this increases […]
Winners announced for Beat the Street Northern Ireland
November 10, 2016
What a fantastic 7 weeks it has been in Northern Ireland! Over 34,000 people played Beat the Street across Belfast, Lisburn, Castlereagh, Holywood and Newtownabbey. Altogether, they travelled over 157,000 miles! Congratulations to our Beat the Street winners; these teams racked up the most amount of points during the game. Total Points: 1st: Stranmillis […]
National Charity Partnership welcomes Tesco’s move to reduce sugar in own-brand soft drinks
November 7, 2016
Tesco has announced that it has cut the amount of sugar in its own-brand soft drinks. It has been welcomed by the National Charity Partnership, which works to help people reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease by adopting better eating habits and looking after their bodies. Jenna Hall, programme director […]
UK attitudes towards fruit and vegetables risking people’s health, warns National Charity Partnership
October 27, 2016
Most adults in the UK worry about how their diet will affect their health, but four in five are still failing to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, a survey by the National Charity Partnership has found. With rising levels of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease – […]
Beat the Street Northern Ireland: Final Countdown!
October 24, 2016
Only one week to go! With only one week to go until the end of the Beat the Street game in Northern Ireland, make sure you are getting out and about with your Beat the Street card and your team to rack up some last minute points. Register now to play, see your score and […]
Listen out for Beat Boxes in Northern Ireland
October 17, 2016
What’s that noise? Listen out this week ….you may hear some different noises from the Beat Boxes in Northern Ireland! Get out and get tapping – how many different noises can you hear? Beat the Street players in Northern Ireland are almost halfway to the moon, having travelled an amazing 101,550 miles in just four […]
Beat the Street Northern Ireland hits half way mark
October 10, 2016
Did you know? The distance between the earth and the moon is around 238,855 miles! Players in Northern Ireland have travelled over 86,800 miles in just four weeks with Beat the Street – so they are well on their way to travel the same distance it is from here all the way to the moon! Explore […]
Can you help find Beattie?
October 5, 2016
Beattie has been playing Beat the Street in Northern Ireland this week. Do you know where he is? Clue: there is a statue of Beattie’s hedgehog friend nearby! We’ve heard that Beattie has even added points to this Beat Box so you can collect double points! If you think you might know where this Beat Box is, grab […]
Have some fun with your furry friends this Friday in Belfast!
September 28, 2016
Interested in winning a cuddly Beattie Hedgehog this Friday? Whilst you are out walking with your pet dog or your cuddly bear on Friday 30 September, take a picture of yourselves with your favourite Beat Box! Share your pictures on Facebook or Twitter to be in with a chance of winning your very own Beattie Hedgehog! […]
Beat the Street Belfast off to a flying start!
September 23, 2016
With nearly 20,000 people taking part within the first week of the game, Beat the Street Belfast players are off to a flying start! Within the first few days, players have already racked up thousands of miles in their bid to race to space. Grab your chance to win a coveted Beattie Hedgehog cuddly toy this […]
Beat the Street is coming to Northern Ireland!
September 9, 2016
Tens of thousands of residents are expected to take part in Beat the Street in various locations across Northern Ireland from 14 September. Beat the Street is a hugely successful community-health initiative which has helped hundreds of thousands of people in towns and cities across the UK to become more active. The initiative will see large […]
Cat picks up Pickleball in Thanet and cooks up a storm in Newham
September 7, 2016
Cat McPherson, Prevention Project Executive at the National Charity Partnership tells us about recent Let’s Do This events held in Thanet and Newham. With 11.9 million people in the UK at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, it’s vital that we help people find ways to eat better and move more to reduce their risk. At the Know […]
National Charity Partnership supports Tesco’s free fruit scheme for children
July 29, 2016
A new, UK-wide initiative to make free fruit available to children has been welcomed by the National Charity Partnership. Tesco has announced that, from today, more than 800 stores will offer free fruit to children while their parents shop. Matt Davies, Tesco CEO for UK and ROI, said: “We’re Britain’s biggest greengrocer, so we want […]
On yer bike! Beat the Street to give away seven bikes in seven days!
May 26, 2016
We’re are encouraging Beat the Street players in Nottingham and Rhondda Cynon Taf to go the extra mile over the next seven days to be in with a chance to win a free bike. From the 28th May until the 3rd June the person scoring the highest number of points each day will win a free […]
Concerns over long-term physical health of under-pressure workers
May 30, 2016
Many UK workers under so much pressure they often can’t escape their workplace for lunch, according to a new survey. Combined with generally low rates of physical activity, experts are concerned that such sedentary behaviour could be contributing to rising levels of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The National Charity Partnership is calling on […]
Conwy, Let’s Do This!
May 5, 2016
Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco sponsor physical activity zone to help thousands of Conwy County residents reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease Families can enjoy a range of fun and free activities at the Let’s Do This Beach Zone at PromXtra on Saturday 14 May, thanks to the […]
National Charity Partnership challenges Rhondda Cynon Taff to ‘Beat the Street’
April 8, 2016
The delivery of Beat the Street is funded by the National Charity Partnership – a collaboration between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco Rhondda Cynon Taff is set to play host to an exciting game called ‘Beat the Street’ – a six-week challenge that encourages participants to walk, cycle or run as […]
On your March, Goal Set – Go!
March 1, 2016
A new FREE online tool, designed to support people to set and achieve realistic health goals, has been launched today by Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco, as part of their National Charity Partnership. The Let’s Do This Goal Setter tool, which can be accessed from a computer, a tablet or a […]
Today (25 January) is the day the average Briton will give up on their New Year’s goal to live a healthier lifestyle
January 25, 2016
According to a new study¹ of 2,000 people, commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Diabetes UK and Tesco, as part of their National Charity Partnership, a third of people who have pledged to lose weight in 2016 will have given up on their goals on, or around, January 25. Women were keenest to shed […]