Throughout 2015, staff members at ExxonMobil’s Leatherhead Office have been supporting MERU an Epsom based charity that designs and creates equipment for children with disabilities. They recently visited MERU, to view one of the charity’s Bugzi powered wheelchairs for children, which their efforts have funded.
The ExxonMobil team members that visited MERU all took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 in August. The team from ExxonMobil completed the challenging 100 mile cycle ride through London and across they Surrey Hills to raise £3,354. Fundraising also took place with a staff fun day in the summer. The team’s target is to raise £10,000 by the end of the year, which would beenough to cover the cost of two Bugzis.
Pictured are Jonathan and Sarah Leeson, Nick Rawson and Richard Wylde at the MERU centre in Epsom viewing a Bugzi wheelchair.
For more information about MERU please visit www.meru.org.uk
MERU designs and makes life-changing disability products for children and young people with disabilities. Some children have disabilities so complex that no available products meet their needs.
MERU is part of Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People Family of Charities, working in partnership with other charities in the group for the benefit of children and young people with disabilities.
Expectations of a successful 50th Guinness and Oyster Luncheon at Mansion House were totally surpassed with a record breaking total of £91,892.89 raised for a new specialist care and rehabilitation centre which will help people to recover from brain injuries.While the Guinness and oysters naturally took the starring role, Mark Howarth, a former brain injury resident, spoke about his experiences recovering from a brain haemorrhage that left him with serious cognitive and communications issues. His dramatic improvement, he said, could not have happened without QEF.
Other speakers included QEF President, Corinna Lady Hamilton of Dalzell DL, Sheriff of the City of London, Dr Christine Rigden, who spoke on behalf of the Lord Mayor and Rugby legends, Mark Regan MBE and Zinzan Brooke who entertained with audacious stories from the field of play.
Grateful thanks for ensuring the success of this event go to the sponsors: Diageo, Lead sponsor, Oracle and Intel, co-sponsors, and Cenkos Securities, Red Stack Tech and Oakley Capital, 50th Anniversary sponsors. Record breaking prize draw sales and silent auction bids also contributed to the worthy result for this milestone event.
Guinness and Oyster Committee chairman, Mike Lobb, said, “on behalf of my fantastic committee I must thank everyone who supported our 50th Anniversary lunch in any way. The record breaking success of this year translates into real help for people recovering from brain injuries.”
Yes there are only how many days till Christmas?
So, in time honored tradition we would like to remind you that once again you can purchase your Christmas Cards online to support our work.
The QEF 2015 Autumn Ladies Lunch with Prue Leith was a great success, raising funds for QEF’s new Care and Rehabilitation Centre.
QEF in the ’40s. The next in our series of looks at QEF through the years.
QEF is releasing its archive of pictures that show how we have worked with people with disabilities over the years. Here is a focus on the 1930s.
QEF’s new video tells the stories of Karen, Matt, Yvonne and Max and how QEF helped them to move their lives forward to independence.
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