Community Chiefs join forces with Elysium Healthcare

Exeter Chiefs Community Development Manager Aron Struminski shakes hands on the new deal with Elysium Healthcare CEO Joy Chamberlain, watched by James Bache and Kate Fishlock

By Mark Stevens

Exeter Chiefs Community department have been given a major boost ahead of the 2021/22 season with the news that they have a new principle partner in Elysium Healthcare.

The partnership reflects the joint missions of the Chiefs and Elysium in providing Mental Health support to people living in the Exeter area.

Elysium - a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services – recently launched two new services in Exeter with the Chiefs offering Mental Health Awareness sessions to local schools in the past.

Promoted to the top flight for the first time in 2010, the Chiefs have become one of the leading clubs in both English and European Rugby, securing major silverware including a historic Premiership and Champions Cup double in 2020.

At an official ceremony at Sandy Park to announce the new sponsorship, Exeter Chiefs Community Development Manager Aron Struminski shook hands with Elysium’s CEO Joy Chamberlain, alongside James Bache and Kate Fishlock.

Aron Struminski said: “As a club we are thrilled to welcome Elysium Healthcare on board as the club’s new main Community sponsor. In sealing this partnership, it was imperative that we found a partner who shared our vision that encompassed all the great work we do as a club and a department within the local community.

“In what has been a hugely challenging time for all of us over the past 18 months, we have seen first-hand the impact Community Chiefs can have across the region in helping deliver our wide-range of programmes. Having the support of Elysium Healthcare means we will not only be able to continue all of that hard work, but we can add to it and help make a real difference to people of all ages.”

Joy Chamberlain commented “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Exeter Chiefs – it’s a wonderful example of how two companies can unite to support people in need and make a real difference to their lives.

“The work that the Community Chiefs do within the local community, supporting the health and welfare of young people, is truly inspiring and embodies Elysium’s pledge to deliver the kind of services that people deserve.”

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