The Meningitis Research Foundation has been presented with a £5,000 cheque by National Mobile Windscreens following a 66-mile marathon charity walk by managers and staff at the Bristol-based company.
The five-day walk from Redditch in Worcestershire to the MRF headquarters at Thornbury near Bristol was organised as part of the National Mobile Windscreens 40th anniversary celebrations and raised £2,500, which was then matched by the company in support of its favourite charity.
The epic walk was launched by managing director Phil Lomas with other managers and staff, while founder and chairman George Douglas joined the team on the final day.
Martyn Bennett, sales and marketing director, who walked on day four, said: “MRF has been our chosen charity for the past 20 years and we have helped to raise nearly £15,000 towards research into this deadly disease.
“As this is our 40th anniversary our sponsored walk was an ideal opportunity to boost fund-raising to create greater awareness of meningitis and septicaemia which kills more than 300 people on the UK every year, and raise even more money for such a worthwhile charity”.
Kate Baldwin, corporate and development fundraising officer at Meningitis Research Foundation, said: “We’re so grateful to National Mobile Windscreens for all their support over the years, and especially this fantastic effort through their sponsored walk.
“As well as helping to raise much-needed funds for our work to fight meningitis, it’s a great way to raise awareness of this devastating disease.”