Three years ago, Kevin’s young son Leighton was struck down by bacterial meningitis and spent over a month in hospital battling the disease, before making a full recovery.
Kevin wanted to support a charity which helps to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease, so other families do not have to experience the same ordeal.
“We saw the other stories of people affected by meningitis, and all the after-care and support work Meningitis Now does, and knew we wanted to help.”
As an employee for QVC, at their UK Customer Operations Centre in Liverpool, Kevin knew that his company supported charities.
He chose to suggest Meningitis Now to his employer, as he was already planning some fundraising, and knew they had a charity of the year scheme in place.
“I have worked for QVC since 2002. As they support four charities a year, through nominations and a voting process, I decided to nominate Meningitis Now to become a ‘Workplace Charity’ for 2016.
“I knew from past experience just how effective being a QVC ‘Workplace Charity’ was for fundraising.”
Harry Gardner, Corporate Account Executive for Meningitis Now said:
“We are so grateful to Kevin for choosing to put us forward, for QVC’s ‘Workplace Charity’ scheme, and to QVC for their fantastic support.
“We receive no government funding so as a charity we are entirely reliant on the generosity and commitment of our supporters including businesses.”
Find out more about corporate sponsorship of Meningitis Now