Latus Health’s new city-wide initiative, Step Up Hull, aims to bring together local businesses and residents for positive social change.

The launch event saw a number of Hull businesses coming together to step up and commit to a program of events that will benefit the local community. Mention any notable companies that signed up to be a part of the committee and future plans.

Previous initiatives of this kind have focused on providing one-off events and quick fixes, however Latus are confident that Step Up will be a driver of long term, sustainable change.

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The program will be for Hull, by Hull, with 100% of the money raised remaining in the city and surrounding areas, directly impacting local people.

Step Up is a collaborative program that will allow participating companies to join a committee where they can get involved and make a difference in the sectors that matter the most to them. By utilising the input of some of the biggest and most socially conscious companies in Hull, the program will seek to tackle a variety of issues, from health to crime.

Jack Latus, MD of Latus Health said:

Step Up Hull will be a transgenerational initiative providing long term sustainable health benefits to the city. The main Step Up Hull event this year will be a city-wide step challenge and open to everyone, with inclusivity at its core. The city-wide initiative in August, will aim to include people of all ages from school children to pensioners, and all abilities so that whether its physical or metaphorical, everyone can take part and Step Up for Hull.”

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Given the fact that Latus is an occupational health company, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the first event will be the Hull Race for Life in July.They plan to engage local people regardless of their current fitness level by providing support and training plans; the race can also be completed in shorter increments to allow for those who may not be able to carry out the race in full. Future events will be decided by the committee and focussed on improving the issues affecting the city the most.

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