MADi Fundraising, A special charity fund set up by window and door industry people, has been chosen as the principal charity for the FIT Show 2014.
Among other activities, FIT has donated a special stand for the charity to raise awareness among visitors and the show’s Gala Dinner will host a fundraising casino sponsored by Solidor.
MADi was launched by three Hope 66 riders, Solidor Group MD Gareth Mobley, Window Widgets owner Dan Gil and Universal Arches MD Leon Day, after Dan’s youngest daughter Maddie was diagnosed with bone marrow failure shortly after they returned from the charity US cycle marathon.
Funds raised by MADi at the event will be passed to the Anthony Nolan Trust, which supports bone marrow and stem cell donations for people with blood cancers and similar disorders, and other fund-raising events are already planned for the near future. You can learn more about MADi Fundraising at www.madifundraising.com or Twitter @madifundraising.
The FIT team have also chosen to back a second charity, Life for Ella-Grace, to help fund surgery for a child with a rare circulation disorder, www.lifeforellagracefund.co.uk.
FIT Show MD Paul Godwin said: “Almost everyone who visits the show will know someone who has been touched by a life-threatening condition at some time so we know they will all back us in our choice of these very deserving causes.”
As well as the FIT Show itself, held at the Telford International Centre on June 10-12, the black-tie Gala Dinner on the night of the 11th will also feature dining and cabaret hosted by award-winning stand-up comic Nina Conti as well as a tantalising ‘World Cup Surprise’ and the announcement of this year’s winners in the Master Fitter Challenge, with prizes totalling over £10,000 up for grabs. Tickets for the Gala Dinner are going fast but a few may still be available on www.fitshow.co.uk.