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How women in the North West want to go wild

DONATING to foodbanks is something that the GB Ultras do after each of their races. The say that the group ensures that all of the food that doesn't get used at the groups races that can be donated goes to people who need it.  As a result of them having to postpone this years Manchester to Liverpool 50 mile Ultramarathon, from 10 April 2020 to next year, they have since donated all of food they had pre-purchased for the event to a local foodbank, so that they can help out people in our community in this hugely uncertain and increasingly worrying time.  A spokes "We all need to rally together and support one another as much as we can during this time. It's not time to throw in the towel... it's time to roll up our sleeves, keep going and protect those that need our help as much as we can! We would like to thank the Foodbank for all the remarkable support they offer so many Communities across the U.K. and we'll continue to do what we can to help out. We also encourage everyone to help each other out and provide support during this time."

How women in the North West want to go wild

MILLIONS of women in the North West long to enjoy wild sex, have a drastic hairstyle and tell their boss where to go, a new study shows. Presenter Gemma Cairney, alongside fellow strong female influencers, protest what's holding women back today, to launch sloggi's Unfastened campaign. Designed to set women free from wires, and celebrate the bodywear brand's pledge to become a completely wireless bodywear brand by 2023.

Figures show that in the North West, 41% of females are too embarrassed to show their true self to others and long to break free, according to a survey by bodywear brand sloggi. The new research reveals that millions of women across the nation are holding back from truly expressing themselves, as 41% admit to being embarrassed of showing their 'real' selves. 21% of North Western women want to say NO more often and a similar number, 19%, want to be brave enough to be brutally honest when asked their opinion on something.

When it comes to the bedroom, 14% of women long to feel totally free and have no inhibitions when making love. In the boardroom, 17% wish to be brave enough to tell their boss to:- 'go f*** themselves' while 13% yearn to walk out of a boring meeting.

Famed for breaking boundaries and empowering women to be bad ass whatever their age, sloggi has taken to the streets with their zero f****s protest, fronted by outspoken presenter and women's advocate Gemma Cairney.

Gemma Cairney comments:- "There's something very powerful in the unity of women coming together. Back in the 70s people were burning bras but now the narrative is more about true comfort. Sloggi have always been trailblazers in empowering women to be themselves, for a long time and I've loved working with them on this campaign!"

When it comes to underwear, 25% of women voted underwire bras as the main culprits for holding them back and making them uncomfortable, behind ill fitting bras (33%) and thongs (19%), which has reportedly driven them to go commando (13%), pull out a wedgie in full public view (14%), and even pull a sickie from work (2%).

Anna Stark, Head of Marketing at sloggi, said:- "We want women to unfasten themselves and feel free in every sense of the word! Whether that means saying it how it is, pulling your best free-style dance moves naked in your living room or simply mixing things up and trying something new. We're proud to be working with such strong, independent women to launch our campaign which celebrates our pledge to be a completely wireless brand by 2023. sloggi is all about bringing true comfort to people's everyday, not allowing wires to squeeze, pinch, contain and restrain us. We want to empower all women to love themselves and give zero fucks to conformity."

To free women from discomfort, sloggi has also partnered with charity, Against Breast Cancer, to call women to donate their unwanted bras at sloggi stockist across the country. In return customers will receive a 20% discount for sloggi's new ZERO Feel, GO Allround or WOW Embrace collections. For every ton of bras received, ₤700 will also be donated to breast cancer research projects.

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NHS Business Service Authority's disability support gets Government status

NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) has received Government recognition for its inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or certain health conditions.Awarded by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the status of Level 3 Disability Confident Leader is the highest level that can be achieved within the Disability Confident scheme. This means that NHSBSA is leading by example and setting the standards high. The NHSBSA has shown its commitment to a fully accessible recruitment process from application to induction. It also worked with Disabled People's User Led Organisations (DPULOs) to provide work experience placements and pathways to employment. On top of this, the NHSBSA has demonstrated the robust policies and practices it has in place to fully support colleagues with a disability, neurodiverse condition or long-term health condition to thrive in the workplace whilst being their authentic selves at work.

Michael Brodie, Chief Executive at NHSBSA said:- "The assessment process was not easy, but we have risen to the challenge that was put before us. Diversity and inclusion, and our commitment towards people with disabilities, is a business essential for NHSBSA. Being a Disability Confident Leader helps us to tap into a wider pool of talent to help meet our workforce needs, reflect the diversity of our customers and drive business growth."

The organisation was presented with a certificate and badge with the newly acquired status which is valid for 3 years. During this time NHSBSA will continue to focus on disability employment and helping to reduce the disability employment gap in society.

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