Twenty five employees from speciality packaging company Meridian took part in a sponsored walk collectively walking 125 miles to raise £1518.75 for local medical charity Cobalt. The circular walk took place across the Malvern Hills starting at British Camp, an Iron Age hill fort located at the top of Herefordshire Beacon.
Cobalt provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging from their Imaging Centre in Cheltenham and through their fleet of six mobile MRI scanners helping patients across the three counties who are affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions. Meridian specialise in confectionery and food retail packaging and are based in the Malverns.
Annabelle Farrell, Meridian said ‘We have a colleague who is a Cobalt patient and thought this would be great way to show support for him and to demonstrate our gratitude to the Charity. The money raised exceeded our expectations by a long way. It was a fun filled family day out raising money for a fantastic cause.’
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said ‘We’re delighted by the support Meridian employees have shown us. We are raising £2 million to create vital MRI research service and have £500,000 left to raise. This will provide a boost to our funds. Walking is also great for keeping the mind and body fit, essential for a healthy lifestyle’.
Double your donations
From midday on Tuesday 29th November until midday on Friday 2nd December any donations to Cobalt through thebiggive.org.uk website will be doubled. If you give £10 this is then matched making £20 and with Gift Aid a total sum of £25 will be available for Cobalt.