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Regional Director of National Deaf Children’s Society wins £1000 for MRF

Regional Director of National Deaf Children’s Society wins £1000 for MRF

16 March 2012

Delegates at the three day National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS) in Oct 2011 had the opportunity to climb in to Sanctuary Social Care’s F1 Simulator for a chance to win £1000 for a charity of their choice.

Taking pole position with the fastest lap time of 1:39.997 was Mark Witcomb (South and South East Senior Regional Director) of the National Deaf Children’s Society. The charity to benefit from Sanctuary’s £1000 donation was Bristol based charity, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

Mark nominated MRF to benefit from the donation due to personal experience of the disease. He said: “A very young, close family member of mine was diagnosed with meningitis and it has had longstanding effects on the whole family. Prevention is always better than cure, which is why I wanted Meningitis Research Foundation to benefit from the £1000 prize as they fund research projects into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. ”

James Rook, Managing Director of Sanctuary, congratulated Mark Witcomb on his win. He said, "The F1 Simulator proved to be a fun challenge for visitors to our stand at the NCAS Conference. I am delighted the Meningitis Research Foundation will benefit from our donation, particularly as I have since found out this is a charity very close to Mark's heart."

Kate Baldwin, Corporate & Development Fundraising Officer at MRF said: “We are delighted that Mark chose Meningitis Research Foundation to receive his prize, and very grateful to Sanctuary for their generous donation. The donation 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”.

To find out how your business can support MRF please contact Kate on 01454 280412 or email: kateb@meningitis.org

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