We had two Bugzi wheelchair assessments take place at our mobility service in Carshalton. Thank you to Kimberly Clark and ExxonMobil who donated £10,000 to fund two Bugzi wheelchairs for Dylan and Zac.
We are pleased to announce that Select Surveys has chosen us as their charity of the year!
Inspire Day at MERU
A few Christmas elves from Berkeley Homes visited MERU as part of their inspire day and adapted toys to give children with complex disabilities the gift of play this Christmas.
Volunteer Gift Wrapping
A few of our Corporate Partners ran a voluntary gift-wrapping service for us at Sutton Shopping Centre in exchange for donations, as well as sold tickets for our raffle. Overall, £466 was raised for QEF!
Our Corporate Partner OmniServ took part in the Apprentice Challenge where 6 teams had 2 hours on a specific day to see who could raised the most in one of our 19 charity stores in Surrey. The teams were judged on who sold the most during their 2 hours, the best shop window display which was voted by the public and who generated the most gift aid sign ups. The teams came up with innovative ways to raise more money such as face painting, hosting a raffle and free cake with every purchase.
In total OmniServ raised £3,600. The winners were announced at OmniServ's annual Christmas Cheese and Wine night in December. Congratulations to the winners, Team Excellence and Collaboration and thank you to everyone involved!
Purple Month Initiative
In November, many of our Corporate Partners took part in our Purple Month Initiative and donated their pre-loved items to our 19 charity stores. This was inspired by the first purple Tuesday that took place 13th November 2018 and was promoted as the UK's first accessible shopping day.
QEF Guinness & Oyster Luncheon - We are delighted to announce our Sponsors for our 2019 Guinness & Oyster Luncheon:
LOM Architects, Century Recruitment and TwentyFour Asset Management.
If you are interested in sponsoring this fantastic event contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Gold Rush - Raising the bar
On the 5th of October, team Gold Rush from Gold-i took on Rough Runner’s 10K obstacle course which merges distance running and obstacles inspired by all the game shows we love – think Total Wipeout with a dash of Ninja Warrior - to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF).
As a corporate partner of QEF, money raised will be in aid of their new Care and Rehabilitation Centre, which will provide a state-of-the-art hub of expertise for people with a wide range of disabilities. Using assistive technology, residents will have real control over their surroundings – for example turning on their TV, opening and closing their blinds, and controlling their heating and lighting without help from carers. So far, team Gold Rush has raised over £3000.
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