Global MSC Security has announced that it has chosen Meningitis Now as its charity for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021, which takes place in Bristol on Tuesday 19 October. The annual event for professionals operating in all areas of the surveillance industry, will help the Bristol and Avon Group (B&A Group) to meet its pledge to raise £100k, for the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK.
The B&A Group has already raised more than £82k to help support Meningitis Now’s ambition to defeat meningitis within a generation. A gala fundraising dinner will be hosted at The Bristol Hotel on the eve of the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021.
Executive Founder of Meningitis Now, Steve Dayman MBE, will be attending the gala dinner and he says: “I am incredibly proud of the work we do, from raising awareness to supporting people living with the impact of meningitis and funding vital research that we hope will one day lead to a universal vaccine to protect against all strains of meningitis. As a charity, we rely on supporters such as B&A Group and Global MSC Security to help us raise the vital funds we need. Every donation helps us keep going until our fight against meningitis is won.”
Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby, states: “The success of the COVID-19 vaccine programme has demonstrated what is possible when scientists have the resources they need.” He adds: “Every year I am struck by the generosity of the surveillance industry and I know we will raise a lot of money for Meningitis Now, to support the pioneering vaccine work being done.”
Clare Berkely of B&A Group, comments: “We have made huge strides in our pledge to raise £100k for Meningitis Now. We are delighted that Global MSC Security has come onboard to help us to achieve and hopefully exceed our target before the end of this year.”
A new short film about Steve Dayman’s incredible and inspiring Meningitis Now is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRFOqHAwmPs
Registrations for the Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition 2021 are open: www.globalmsc.net/seminars. Donations for the Bristol and Avon Group Meningitis Pledge can be made now by visiting: www.bristolandavontransport.co.uk/about-us/meningitis-pledge
For more information on Meningitis Now and the disease, contact Andy Hopkinson on [email protected]