British Gas venture announced

EMPLOYEES of British Gas in Suffolk are putting their weight behind the Meningitis Trust and today announced a year-long major fundraising venture.Working in partnership with the Meningitis Trust, employees of British Gas, along with its sister companies AA, Goldfish and One.

EMPLOYEES of British Gas in Suffolk are putting their weight behind the Meningitis Trust and today announced a year-long major fundraising venture.

Staff at British Gas and its sister companies AA, Goldfish and One.Tel, have set themselves a fundraising target of £250,000.

Employees will take part in inline skating from Lands End to John O'Groats, a Hebridean Island Hopping Challenge and an 'Every Second Counts' Challenge Day where tasks are carried out against the clock.

Employees heard from Brian Lewin whose niece Stacey Lewin died hours after contracting meningitis aged 17.

Lilas Allen, British Gas community relations manager, said: "We wanted a charity of the year that employees could identify with.

"What I've learnt about meningitis is that the symptoms of can take hold rapidly with such devastating, and sometimes fatal, effects that we want to ensure that people know to seek urgent medical attention.

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"We're determined to spread the message that fast action is vital."

Weblink: www.meningitis-trust.org.uk

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