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Benefit cosmetics to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation

Benefit cosmetics to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation

04 April 2012

Benefit Cosmetics at John Lewis, Cribbs Causeway are holding a fundraising evening on Thursday 19th April at 6.30pm to launch their new ‘Hello Flawless’ liquid foundation.

The event is being held at ‘The Place to Eat’ in John Lewis, tickets cost just £5 and half of all proceeds will be donated to Thornbury based, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that can strike anyone without warning, killing one in ten, and leaving a quarter of survivors with life-long effects. There are around 3400 cases of the disease in the UK and few illnesses in Britain cause such mutilating injuries.

Liz Carmichael, Account Manager at Benefit Cosmetics in John Lewis said: “We are really pleased to be holding this event to help raise money for MRF. Some of our team know people who’ve suffered with meningitis and septicaemia and have seen how terrible the after-effects can be. I had a friend at school who had meningitis and recovered, but was never well enough to come back to school. This event is a nice way of giving something back to a local charity who researches these terrible diseases”.

The ticket price includes a free glass of bubbly, a chance to sample Benefit’s fabulous range of make-up, and free advice and tips from their team of expert consultants. Free goody bags will be given with every purchase on the night!

Kate Baldwin, Corporate & Development Fundraising Officer at MRF said: “We are delighted that Benefit has decided to hold this event to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation. The money raised on the evening will make a huge difference and enable us to continue to fund our research in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia. We are always looking for companies and other organisations who would be willing to support us by either considering us as their Charity of the Year, entering teams into running events throughout the UK, or simply having a collecting box in the office”.

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