Martyn tops charity fund-raising target
25 September 2013
Bristol charity fund-raiser Martyn Bennett has raised more than £1,000 for Meningitis Research Foundation from a sponsored walk-to-work marathon to celebrate 20 years’ service with National Windscreens.
He took just over six hours to complete the 20-mile walk to his office at National Windscreens in Bristol where he is Regional Sales and Marketing Director.
Martyn, aged 54, has taken part in a number of events this year including the Bristol 10k and Half Marathon and the Great North Run raising more than £4,000 and said: ‘Twenty years’ service is a career milestone which has to be celebrated.
“It was an excellent opportunity to raise much-needed funds for Meningitis Research Foundation which has been doing a great job for more than 20 years in researching this potentially fatal disease. I originally aimed to raise £800 and I am delighted to have exceeded my target thanks to all the generous support and donations from my friends and colleagues.”
Martyn started off at 04.40 hrs before dawn with a chocolate bar and high energy drink for breakfast and arrived in Bristol to a big reception and a buffet lunch to celebrate his achievement and long-service milestone.
Meningitis Research Foundation has been the chosen charity of National Windscreens in Bristol for a number of years and to date they have raised £17,000 towards their £20,000 target.
Supporters can make donations towards Martyn’s fund-raising campaign by calling up www.justgiving.com/martyn-bennett20years
MRF’s Corporate & Development fundraising officer, Kate Baldwin, said: “We’re so grateful to National Windscreens for their continued support and want to congratulate Martyn on the success of his latest fund-raising venture for us.
“The money raised by the walk and the other events he has taken part in to celebrate 20 years with National Windscreens 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.”