Meningitis Now staff member Beth Bottrill

DP World London Gateway's amazing fundraising effort for Meningitis Now

Beth Bottrill | 17th April 2020

We want to say a massive thank you to the team from DP World London Gateway for their recent fabulous donation of just over £23,000 – proceeds from their annual quiz last year, attended by our CEO, Dr Tom Nutt

Meningitis Now corporate partner DP World London Gateway raise vital funds

As our Corporate Fundraising Officer Matt Stephenson said: “This is an incredible amount and especially during these challenging times when other funding channels are not available to us it will make a massive difference.

“We’re so grateful to everyone at DP World London Gateway for their ongoing support of our work.”

DP World London Gateway is a state-of-the-art deep-sea port and logistics park, offering flexible, fast supply chain solutions and unmatched connectivity to markets. The Essex-based company manages one of the fastest growing container terminals in the world.

Their decision to support us came in January 2014 when a much-loved young member of the DP World team died quite suddenly after contracting meningitis. He was just 20. Since then the firm has raised over £100,000 for Meningitis Now, which is simply phenomenal!

Community Ambassador support

Each year our Community Ambassadors Bob and Barbara Johnson represent us at the quiz and give a speech about their experience and the work of the charity. Bob and Barbara, from Essex, lost their son James to meningococcal group B in May 1991, since when they have been highly-valued supporters of our work.

The DP World London Gateway Charity Quiz is held in the autumn every year. It sees more than 400 customers, suppliers, contractors and staff take part in building challenges, general knowledge and industry specific quiz rounds. In addition, individuals at the company have raised donations through activities such as mountain climbing.

Enthusiasm and dedication

Matt added: “The amount DP World London Gateway has raised over the years is absolutely amazing. Their enthusiasm and dedication will enable us to continue rising awareness of meningitis and support individuals and families who have been impacted by this devastating disease. On behalf of everyone associated with Meningitis Now thank you so much.”