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Meningitis Trust raises £2 million from tribute funds in under four years

Meningitis Trust raises £2 million from tribute funds in under four years

Less than four years after the establishment of its Tribute Fund programme, the Meningitis Trust has received over £2 million in donations.

The programme enables families to set up a fund, offering a positive way to remember a loved one by fundraising for the Trust in their memory. So far 265 individuals have been remembered in this way.

Nora Stevenson, mother of Danny and a Tribute Fund holder, said: “We find comfort in the fact that Danny’s memory lives on through his Tribute Fund and all the people that knew and loved him, and those that were not fortunate to meet him, continue to raise money in his name to help others.”

In March 2009 the Trust opened a memorial garden at their head office in Stroud, which serves as a permanent tribute to those who have died from meningitis. When a Tribute Fund raises over £5,000 an oak peg, engraved with the name of the person they are remembering, is placed in the garden. There are now over 62 pegs in the garden.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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