Meningitis Research Foundation nominated as one of Asda's "Chosen By You" causes

Meningitis Research Foundation nominated as one of Asda's "Chosen By You" causes

12 September 2012

Last week Meningitis Research Foundation was visited by two colleagues from Asda's Distribution Centre in Portbury, Bristol. Mark Gilmour (General Manager) and Shaun Partridge (Community Life Champion) paid a visit to present us with a £50 cheque after employees nominated us as one of Asda’s “Chosen By You” causes for the June/July period.

Shaun Partridge said: “Meningitis Research Foundation was nominated by a restaurant colleague here at Asda’s distribution centre. The charity was one of three organisations that depot colleagues have been voting for over the past two month by placing tokens into a clear plastic box. The foundation received the second most votes and as a result Asda has made a £50 donation.”

The nomination came from one of our members, Angela Farr, whose husband, Tommy, sadly died after contracting bacterial meningitis in 2003.

Kate Baldwin, Corporate and Development Fundraising Officer at MRF, said: “We are extremely grateful to Angela for putting our name forward for Asda’s “Chosen By You” cause as well as all the employees at Portbury Distribution Centre who voted for us. We rely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, so this donation will make a huge difference and enables us to continue our work.”

Photo Caption: Mark Gilmour presenting Kate Baldwin with the £50 cheque.

Sam Williams
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