We have teamed up with many organisations in the community to help us make a difference. These organisations are as diverse as UNISON whose president has chosen us as her Charity of the Year through to smaller groups such as:
Bridgwater College Young Farmers
Students of Bridgwater College, who are members of the Colleges Young Farmers Club (Rodway Young Farmers) organised an event to raise money for Meningitis. The event was a “ 24hr Grass to Maize “ The students worked in shifts through the day and night ploughing, spreading, drilling, harrowing and seeding 40 acres of arable farm land. From their fundraising efforts, they managed to raise a fantastic £686.50.
Southampton Ladies Ruby Club
The ladies from the club held an amazing mini rugby tournament which lasted throughout the day, with a trophy presentation late afternoon. We supported with literature and as much branding as was possible, banners, wristbands, T-shirts, Balloons, collection tins etc. I attended the event and it raised a net amount of £800.
Knock Fire Service
Driven by crew commander Graeme Dorrian who’s nephew suffered from Meningitis, the team at Knock Fire station have shown incredible support over the last 3 years doing their annual car wash. Not only have they took the time to wash over 2000 filthy cars but have raised a fantastic £4000 in doing so. With no government funding we really rely on community partners and groups to help us continue to support our families and fund pioneering research. Thanks again to this fantastic bunch of boys and girls for their continued support. Lets hope the sun shines for the next one!
1st Hednesford Scout Group
A group of 17 scouts from 1st Hednesford Scout Group took part in this years Chase Walk. An event where they have to navigate a 14mile course, carrying food and emergency equipment for them and their team. They selflessly spent time practicing and obtaining sponsorship for the event, to raise funds for Meningitis Now in the memory of Thomas Smith. A number of the scouts were close friends of Tom so the build up and the day itself were a great test of their emotions and physical stamina. They did their leaders and especially Tom and his family proud by raising over £900.00
To find out how your group or organisation could get involved contact your local fundraiser.