Collate adds Colour to Encephalitis Charity

Ringwood document solutions provider adds Colour to Encephalitis Charity

Colin Merecki, Managing Director of Collate Business Systems said

[blockquote]“I became aware that of one of our long standing customers from Three Legged Cross, had a daughter who fell ill with a rare virus called Encephalitis (swelling of the brain). It’s not known what the cause of the virus was, but the most common cause is from the cold sore virus. It can affect anyone, any age at anytime and has many possible outcomes. I have children myself and I became interested in finding out more information on the virus. This is when I came into contact with the Encephalitis Society. They are a small charity which provide support, help, awareness and information to anyone affected by the illness.  After attending one of their fundraising balls, something just clicked inside me and I knew Collate could help in someway. ”[/blockquote]

Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society said

[blockquote]“I met Colin at a fundraising ball our Society was hosting. During one of the less busy points in the evening Colin approached me, clearly moved by the evening’s focus, and pressed into my hand, a bit of paper with his phone number on. He explained briefly about his business and what this web – seekmedicine they might do for us if we needed office copying equipment. I hastily scribbled ‘copier-man’ on it and the paper remained pinned to my office noticeboard in Yorkshire until a year later when staff informed me our colour printer had imploded. I contacted Colin and explained, asking if he could help. He didn’t supply us with a colour printer but he did supply us with the most awesome Konica Minolta Bizhub laser colour copier/printer/scanner, capable of the most incredible things. When he learnt it was to cost us £300 to courier it to Yorkshire, our Head Office, he even drove the machine all the way from Bournemouth! It always amazes me that genuine people like Colin still exist and we are extremely grateful to him, since there is no way our Society could have afforded to purchase such a state-of-the-art piece of equipment. As they say….words are simply not enough……”[/blockquote]

If you would like to find out more about the illness and the work the Encephalitis Society, click here.