A Malton based charity is to benefit from a doubling of support from one of Europe’s leading makers of PVC-U doors and windows.
VEKA UK, has decided to raise funds for The Encephalitis Society for a full 12 months instead of its normal six months backing of charities. It is a charity that supports people affected by what can be a life threatening brain condition.
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, and there are around 6000 new cases in the UK alone each year. Between 10% and 30% of those contracting it will die. Survivors can find their lives devastated, suffering from physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social problems as a result of the condition. .
Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group said: “We chose The Encephalitis Society as our charity for this year as it is a cause that is close to our hearts. Usually, we split our fundraising efforts and choose a different charity every six months. This time, we've decided to direct our efforts for the whole year towards the Society's valuable work. We have lots of exciting events planned, with many more in the pipeline and we hope they prove to be incredibly successful - so we can give as much support as possible!”
Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society, commented: “We are thrilled that VEKA is giving us this wonderful support. The generosity of the company and its staff will help thousands of people who are affected by the devastating effects of Encephalitis every year. This is our 21st Birthday year and the demand for our help has never been greater “.
The events VEKA have planned to raise money for The Encephalitis Society this year include:
- Sale of merchandise = pin badges, wrist bands, cook books, giraffe cuddly toys
- Sale of sweetie cones
- Sponsored VEKA golf day with our suppliers
- 10K and 5K charity runs
- Sponsored Bike Ride
- Dry January
- Euro Football - bets on winning teams etc.
- Network VEKA AGM
- Team Brief Lunch/Wear it Blue Day
For more information:
Peter Berry, Communications Coordinator, The Encephalitis Society
01653 602065/ 07249 024955