Radwell raises cash

22nd April 2019

Organising a Gung Ho! 5k inflatable run, selling pancakes and organising afternoon craft sessions are some of the innovative ways that Radwell International, a global repair and distribution centre for industrial automation parts, has helped raise cash for Meningitis Now

Radwell International fundraising for Meningitis Now blog

Radwell International, based in Staffordshire, chose us as their Charity of the Year after one of their employees, Louise Smallwood from Stoke-on-Trent, decided to run in the London Marathon in memory of a friend.  

Louise’s friend Jessica Harrop died from meningitis in 2000 just after the two had booked to go on holiday together. You can read their story here.

Rosie Crowther, from Radwell International, said the company are “big believers in charity work” and support local charities throughout the year. 

“We have our ROCK (Radwell Operation of Caring and Kindness) committee of volunteers who meet regularly to discuss new ideas for charity events throughout the year,” she said. 

“Charity work is embedded into Radwell’s culture. With 124 staff members employed at our UK facility, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, we encourage all employees to get involved in our charity activities”. 

She said that Radwell staff had come up with a number of fun ways to raise money. As well as selling pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and organising afternoon crafting sessions known as “Crafternoons”, they had also sold charity scratch cards, a book club and organised charity auctions of signed Stoke City FC merchandise donated by the club. 

And in June a team from the company will be taking part in the Gung-Ho 5k Inflatable Run in Chester.

Meningitis Now CEO Dr Tom Nutt said it was brilliant to hear about the innovative ways Radwell staff were raising money to help fight meningitis.  

“It’s always heartening to hear about people all around the country making these amazing efforts to help us help people living with the impact of meningitis,” he said.

“The money will also be used to raise awareness about the disease and to help fund our vital research."

“I want to thank all the staff involved and hope they have a brilliant time at Gung-Ho!”.

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