Metalogic customers and staff attending the recent NEASS Annual Dinner in Harrogate were delighted to be a part of a fantastic fundraising effort to support two very worthy charities.
Winston’s Wish were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992. Established by Julie Stokes OBE, a clinical psychologist, in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children and their families. The idea took root when Julie visited the US and Canada on a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Having been inspired by the services she saw there, Stokes returned to the UK and set up Winston’s Wish.
Purple Heart Wishes was established to help adults between the age of 18 and 40 with terminal illness, to experience a dream of a lifetime by granting wishes and building memories. Founded in memory of Lyndsey Roughton, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November 2009 and sadly passed away in February 2014, the charity name derived from the ‘Purple Heart Medal’ given to brave American soldiers who have been wounded or killed whilst serving their country. It was Lindsey’s steely determination and bravery that the family decided that the name of ‘Purple Heart’ was befitting of a brave person, their soldier.
Gathering once again at The Old White Swan in Harrogate the 209 members and guests enjoyed an entertaining evening of networking and fundraising with the indisputable Paul Riordan MC overseeing the proceedings and Yorkshire comedian Mike Farrell as guest speaker providing the mirth and merriment.
Thanks to the generosity of NEASS members and their guests just under £2,300 was raised for these two wonderful charities. Read more about the difference that this will make to Winstons Wish and Purple Hearts.
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