A CHARITY event organised by Minster in aid of Smith-Magenis Syndrome UK Foundation raised more than four times our original target.
Minster arranged the event as Nick Hunt, one of Minster Micro Computers Ltd senior engineers, whose nine-year-old son Sam, has the rare genetic disorder.
Live music was provided by The Spaffers who played a variety of music from the 1950s to the 2000s while people also enjoyed hot pork rolls. A raffle also helped raise more cash with prizes donated by Worcestershire companies including go-karting, cinema tickets, hotel break and three course meals.
Mr Hunt, who is also part of the foundation, said: “This fantastic event hosted by Minster Micro raised over £6000, which is an amazing amount of money for a small volunteer run charity like The Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Foundation. All of our funds come from fundraising events organised by our members and their supporters. We use the funds raised to help support people of all ages with Smith-Magenis Syndrome throughout the UK.”
Maria Bull, co-organiser and Minster marketing manager, said: “I’m so overwhelmed by the generosity from companies and the Worcestershire public who supported our night and donated to this great cause. We were keen to raise a decent sum of money for the SMS UK Foundation as we know it often gets overlooked by larger organisations so to raise over three times our target is such a fantastic achievement.
Everyone who joined us had a wonderful time and knowing that this amount of money will have a great impact on families affected by the disorder, such as our colleague’s, is such a wonderful feeling.”
“With everything going on in the world, it’s great to be a part of and to share this superb news.”
Anyone interested in helping with fundraising or sponsorship can contact firstname.lastname@example.org