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BI WORLDWIDE's Shaun Casey joins the Board of Directors at Meeting Needs

We're pleased to announce Shaun Casey has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Events industry charity Meeting Needs.

Meeting Needs is the only dedicated charity within the meetings and events industry which raises funds for worthy causes that make a tremendous difference to children and communities within the UK and worldwide. The charity is well supported within the industry and in 2017 Meeting Needs celebrated raising £1 million since it was founded 14 years ago. 

Shaun and Lisa Lernoux-Dock from Iconic Luxury Hotels are the newest members to join the board, whilst two of its founding members Tim Chudley and David Hackett step down.

Jennifer Jenkins, Chair of Meeting Needs, comments: “Both Lisa and Shaun bring expertise to the board at a time when we are supporting more causes than ever before.  Our community of charity partners and supporters continues to grow and we have many exciting fundraising projects planned for 2018.”

Tim and David will be very missed, as founders and as friends, but they will continue to be actively involved in our work as ambassadors and outspoken champions of the causes, projects and people that we support.”

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring this energy and enthusiasm to our industry...

  • Shaun Casey
  • Head of Events

Shaun Casey comments on the recent news: “I’m delighted and thrilled to be part of Meeting Needs. I have worked with David for many years and am honoured to be taking his seat and carrying on his great work.”

“I’m passionate about corporate social responsibility. Having spent four months leading a youth development initiative in northern Nicaragua constructing gravity-fed drinking water systems for remote villages on behalf of Raleigh International and seeing the success of BI WORLDWIDE’s CARE programme supporting the educational needs of Girls and Boys Town in Durban, South Africa, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring this energy and enthusiasm to our industry charity to support an even greater number of causes.”

Meeting Needs has helped over 145 causes and funds approximately 30 projects each year, distributing over £130,000 to support some truly life-changing projects.

Some of the causes helped by Meeting Needs include Frontline, a UK-based charity which provides support to people with learning difficulties and ‘high support’ needs. Frontline was given a grant of £2,750 to purchase walking aids for 60 children.

Meeting Needs has also supported Sub-Saharan African based Simanjiro Rural Health Centre and Huruma Hospital with three parcels of medicines, a clinical box with dressings, small surgical equipment and a children’s clothes box.

This article was featured in the M&IT 

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