MTX partnership provides free boxing sessions for NHS staff at Leighton hospital
Modular building specialist MTX, has announced its latest CSR initiative in support of NHS staff support and wellbeing.
Partnering with Maverick Stars Trust, a boxing charity which supports clubs and individuals – providing opportunities for people to achieve their goals, MTX is offering a course of free boxing sessions for all NHS staff based at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Currently delivering a state of the art 2-storey Emergency Department extension at the Trust’s headquarters, Leighton Hospital, MTX will be funding the sessions which will provide staff with an outlet through which they can reduce stress and improve fitness levels, all whilst having fun with colleagues.
The ‘Front Line Fighters’ initiative, based at South Cheshire ABC, is already doing its bit in the local community. Head Coach Nathan Clarke was recently recognised with a British Empire Medal, which acknowledges those who make a significant difference to the local community.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals will act as the pilot scheme for MTX, with plans to further roll out the initiative at its various project sites across the UK.
David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, said: “Our NHS have done an absolutely fantastic job, particularly over the last 18 months, with the pandemic placing even greater pressures and demands upon them. We wanted to show our support by giving back to NHS employees in the trusts where we work and through partnering with Maverick Stars Trust, we can offer free boxing sessions for all for 12 months. Maverick Stars Trust already have such a positive impact on the local community, and we look forward to rolling out the scheme further over the coming months.”
James Sumner, Chief Executive of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support shown from individuals and businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic and appreciate every kind gesture and offer.
“Physical activity can play a key role in helping our staff to be as fit and well as they can be to deal with the pressures the NHS is under. We are therefore very grateful to MTX and the Maverick Stars Trust for offering these boxing sessions, and for choosing Mid Cheshire Hospitals as the pilot site for this fantastic initiative.”
Charlotte Gilley, Founder of Maverick Stars Trust, added: “We’re really excited to be working alongside MTX on its CSR initiatives. We hope that through the work we’re doing we’ll be able to attract new members to the local clubs and help to further support our communities. It offers a number of new opportunities for those who we work with, and of course it’s amazing to be giving back to the NHS given the incredible work they do.”
This is the first phase of the partnership with Maverick Stars Trust, with plans in place to extend the initiative further, providing apprenticeship opportunities for some of the club members.
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
MTX are a privately owned, Cheshire based, Construction and Engineering company specialising in the use of innovative, Modern Methods of Construction, to deliver fast-track building solutions to the NHS and other Private Healthcare sectors, throughout the UK.
With more than 30 years specialist healthcare experience, MTX fast-track construction methods reduce time on site by up to 60% meaning faster installations with less noise and disruption. As well as a greener, more energy efficient solution, with no compromise on quality.
Maverick Stars Trust
Established to ‘Change the Lives of Young People’, Maverick Stars has been successfully supporting the boxing community through a series of initiatives.
In partnership with England Boxing, other charities and businesses, Maverick Stars has supported clubs and individuals nationwide. The charity supports initiatives including: ‘Fit and Fed’ – targeting holiday hunger for disadvantaged children: ‘Girls in Gloves’ – encouraging more female participation in boxing and helping young girls suffering from mental health issues: ‘Sting Like a Bee’ – inspiring young people to pursue a positive lifestyle free from crime and anti-social behaviour.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides a range of NHS services to the people of Cheshire and beyond, including A&E, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health.
The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, employs almost 5,000 staff, has more than 500 hospital beds, and covers a population size of around 300,000.
MCHFT is continually working towards providing the safest and highest quality care possible and is regularly recognised for its work and achievements. The Trust is consistently named as one of the top employers in the NHS and is one of the handful of hospital trusts in England to have a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).