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Pictures: King drops in for tea as Lister Unified Communications launches Meningitis Now fundraiser

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 08 September 2015 15:51

Pictures: King drops in for tea as Lister Unified Communications launches Meningitis Now fundraiser

It is worth shouting about when King Henry VIII accepts an invite to afternoon tea at your company, but that is exactly what happened at one Gloucestershire business.

The Tudor monarch may not carry the weight he once did around these parts – literally and physically – but he still proved a force to be reckoned with when it comes to raising the profile of good causes.

Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

The Stonehouse-based telecommunications experts used the charity’s template of a Time 4 Tea party to raise funds, and to officially launch its mobile phone recycling scheme which should raise hundreds if not thousands of pounds annually for Meningitis Now.

 Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

“It was a great day and great fun. We had a good laugh in the office. We had a cake sale, table football auction, and a tea party. It was a good springboard for the launch of the recycling programme – and that was the most important thing for us,” said King Henry VIII, alias Richard Snell, marketing manager for the firm.

Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now. Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

Mobile phone recycling bins will be located in the offices at Lister Unified Communications and Meningitis Now, and other venues to be confirmed. Money raised from recycled phones will go to the charity.

“The more people donate the more money we can raise for this brilliant charity,” said Mr Snell.

Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

Sally Gillespie, Meningitis Now’s senior community fundraiser, said “We’re really grateful that Lister Unified Communications has chosen to support us in this way.

“We hope they will have fun fundraising to fight the disease.”

Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

Lister Unified Communications staged the royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now.

Meningitis Now battles to fight a life-threatening disease which targets children and young people.

To hold your own Time for Tea event contact Meningitis Now on 01453 768000 for a free pack including fundraising tips, decorations, paper crowns, balloons, invitations and coasters or visit www.time-4-tea.org.

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