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Dragon Boat race raises £1,000 for MRF

Dragon Boat race raises £1,000 for MRF

01 October 2013

A big thank you to the 17-strong team from National Windscreens who are expected to have raised more than £1,000 for MRF after taking part in the recent annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bristol City Docks.

The team was put together by Alan Mealing, Regional Operations Manager who is responsible for five branches at Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Weston-super-Mare and the specialist glazing division.

Staff from Bristol and other branches formed the team which competed against 38 other crews in the gruelling challenge that is a highlight event in the Bristol calendar.  Crews raced in heats over a 250 metre course and competition was fierce between different companies and clubs in the hunt for honours.

“We had a brilliant but exhausting day, The weather was warm but slightly overcast skies kept the temperature down, and while it was a tough challenge it was a great exercise in team building and we are delighted with how much we have raised so far,” said Alan.

“We had tremendous support from friends, colleagues and families and this money will bring the total raised over the years for Meningitis Research Foundation to more than £18,000."

Meningitis Research Foundation’s Corporate & Development fundraising officer, Kate Baldwin, said: “We’re so grateful to National Windscreens for their continued support of Meningitis Research Foundation. Companies like them 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.”

If you would like to find out how your company could support Meningitis Research Foundation please contact Kate Baldwin on 01454 281811 or email: kateb@meningitis.org

 

 

 

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