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Staff benefits update

07 Apr 2021

This week you can enjoy savings on holidays, outdoors and home services and sign up for a wellbeing talk

With the traffic light system for holidays imminent and lockdown starting to lift, it's time to start thinking about where you'd like to go on your next holiday! Whether that's a late summer getaway this year or looking ahead to summer 2022, you can find a great deal on your holiday with Holiday Exclusives. You can also make cottage bookings with cottagestay.uk, Coastal Treats or why not hire via Campervans4Fun this year!  Visit the travel UniDiscounts for more information on the range of travel offers.

Being outdoors is something you can now enjoy. Teamwalking have lots of outdoor adventures available to book including the Coledale Horseshoe, Helvellyn Moonlight Walk, the Ullswater Way, plus Boots and Beer weekends in the Yorkshire Dales and Moors! You can enjoy 10% savings on these outings that only start from £40 per day.

In the home services discounts, there are some excellent savings this month with Reward Mobile.

Keen cyclists, will understand that, unfortunately, accidents are a natural part of life. You could pop a tyre, break your chain, or be knocked off your bike altogether. Serious Law LLP, who have been representing the victims of serious cycling accidents for almost 30 years, provide cyclists, their family and friends with free legal Protection up to £150,000 for our members.  Membership of the scheme is automatic for our corporate partner's (University of Manchester) employees, their family and friends.

The Hotpoint Privilege Club has released the latest secure promo code for you to access extra savings on on over 850 different appliances including three great brands to choose from, Whirlpool, Hotpoint & Indesit.

Wellbeing

Simplyhealth have shared resources on How to Introduce Indoor Plants in Your Home and How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly.

Events

Join Manchester Confucius Institute on Wednesday, 14 April, 4pm for the next in their series of online talks centred around wellbeing. They will be joined by Feixia Yu, who will explore traditional Chinese health practices based around the two fundamental principles of yin and yang. Feixia will discuss the healing properties of Daoyin, popular due to its many health benefits, and will demonstrate some typical, gentle movements that can be practised by everyone. Book via Eventbrite.

Video of the week

This uplifting video will make everyone smile! Dogs4Rescue is a small, independent dog sanctuary in Manchester which has developed a unique “cage free” approach to animal welfare to ensure their dogs are socialised in a healthy, relaxed and happy foster home environment whilst waiting for their furever families. 

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Keep well and stay up to date with all your benefits and wellbeing options.