£300 donation from Kier Construction

£300 donation from Kier Construction

14 March 2013

A big thank you to a Kier Construction site team in Norwich who have donated £300 to Meningitis Research Foundation

The donation comes as a result of Kier Construction’s safety award scheme, in which the company board rewards those construction sites that demonstrate exemplary safety standards with funds to give to their chosen charity.

The highest performers were the site team at the Grade II listed Earlham Hall in Norwich, where Kier is currently undertaking a £2.3m renovation project. The team chose to give the money to Meningitis Research Foundation as site manager Steve Sweatman’s nephew Ryan died after contracting meningitis in January 2012.

Steve commented: “The team unanimously agreed to donate our award to Meningitis Research Foundation in memory of my nephew, Ryan who passed away from meningitis last year when he was just 19. A memorial fund set up in his name by friends and family has raised nearly £30,000 for the charity so far, a fitting tribute to a much missed young man. What makes the site team’s donation even more fitting is that Ryan’s father Paul has also been working on the Earlham Hall project for our bricklaying subcontractor, Whitlock Brickwork.”

Meningitis Research Foundation’s Corporate & Development fundraising officer, Kate Baldwin, said: “We’re so grateful to the Kier team for their generous donation to Meningitis Research Foundation. This will enable us to continue our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, as well as supporting families affected by them.”

To make a donation in memory of Ryan Sweatman visit his Remembrance Fund here

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