Donate online today. €375 funds the helpline for half a day

meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Crane Building Services donates £6,500

Crane Building Services donates £6,500

30 January 2013

Laurie Hannigan, Helpline and Membership Officer travelled to Liverpool yesterday and accepted a cheque with Sue Waring (Meningitis Research Foundation Ambassador) on behalf of the charity for £6,500 from Crane Building Services & Utilities. 

As part of the company’s annual charitable giving programme, Crane staff are invited to nominate local charities which have some form of affiliation to them and their families. 

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) were nominated by employee Ian Potter whose 31 year old son Gareth was diagnosed with meningitis in 2011 and subsequently spent 6 weeks in The Royal Preston Hospital undergoing treatment and observation. MRF provided valuable advice and support to the family during a very stressful time.

Laurie Hannigan said: "This generous donation will help to fund MRF's Freephone telephone helpline which provides symptoms information about meningitis or septicaemia, offers support if a family member, friend or member of your local community is ill and offers advice for anyone struggling with after effects of the diseases or coping with a bereavement."

Photo caption: Left to Right  - Chris Palmer, Laurie Hannigan (Helpline and Membership Officer for MRF), Ian Potter (Quality Engineer), Sue Waring (Ambassador for MRF in the North West), Judy Lumsden  - President of Crane Building Services & Utilities.


Alan Farnan
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease at 23

Our larger than life wonderful son is no more.

More stories