The Welding Institute’s North Western Branch hosted its 2019 Annual Dinner. As part of the evening, more money was raised for the GEM Appeal charity contributing to the total of £82,569.48 raised for various charities over a number of years.
The GEM Appeal charity was given the Queens Award for voluntary service. The Queens Award for voluntary service is the highest award a volunteer group can receive and is a prestigious form of recognition for the outstanding work the volunteer group has done for their community with regards to social, economic or environmental services. The award is equivalent to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
The GEM Appeal is a charity founded in 1994 by Karen Johnson. It was initially founded to raise funds for the Willink Unit and the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital to fund research into rare genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. The fundraising for The GEM Appeal is totally voluntary and the charity receives no government or lottery funding. The Welding Institute is delighted to support the charity and recognise the amazing work that it does.
The Welding Institute is very proud to be able to contribute to such an amazing charity.