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14/12/2018

The Stroke Association named as McGee’s 2019 Charity

McGee is delighted to announce the Stroke Association – the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke – has been chosen as its Charity of the Year 2019 in the year McGee is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

To launch the partnership, McGee has dedicated the advertising space of one of its tipper trucks to the Stroke Association, which was unveiled at its annual Ascot Race Day in August – an event which raised more than £500 for the charity thanks to generous donations from McGee’s guests.

The newly-liveried truck features the charity’s distinctive purple, yellow and white branding across its entire body and has taken to the roads of London to highlight McGee’s support for the charity, whilst raising awareness of the charity’s inspiring work.

Every year, McGee supports a different charity, helping them to raise money for a fantastic cause through a variety of employee initiatives and fundraising events.

The Stroke Association is a charity particularly close to the hearts of the McGee brothers, Brian, Michael, and John.  Their Father and company Founder, Tom McGee, sadly died as a result of a stroke in 1998.  Therefore, in the company’s 60th anniversary year since the founding of McGee, the McGee brothers are delighted to name the Stroke Association as their 2019 Charity.

McGee is pleased to support the charity’s work and help raise much-needed funds so they can continue to support stroke survivors and their families and carers across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand their reach to as many stroke survivors as possible.

Looking ahead to next year, McGee has a number of exciting fundraising events in the pipeline, including a lavish fundraising dinner, whilst two McGee employees have stepped forward to run in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

John McGee, Director, said:

“We are delighted to be able to do our bit to support such an amazing cause. The Stroke Association’s work has struck a chord with us and we look forward to finding creative ways to raise both money for and awareness of their vital work.”

Hannah Richards, Regional Fundraising Manager at the Stroke Association, said:

“With over 1.2 million people across the UK living with the devastating impact of stroke, it is vital that we have organisations like McGee Group helping to raise funds and awareness for us. The money raised will go a long way in helping us to fund research and support for stroke survivors, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.

“We’re delighted that the employees of McGee Group have chosen to support the Stroke Association, and we are really looking forward to working with them throughout our partnership.”

For more information about The Stroke Association, please visit www.stroke.org.uk