Diageo dinner in memory of much-loved colleague

Friday 31 March 2017

After 32 year-old Mark Richardson suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed brain tumour last year, his wife, friends and colleagues at Diageo choose to support The Brain Tumour Charity.

To mark Brain Tumour Awareness Month, the Diageo team and their suppliers came together to host a sophisticated fundraising dinner and auction in aid of The Charity, raising an astounding £62,000 in Mark's memory.

Led by Morven Wylie, the Diageo Dinner sold out in days and was kindly supported by generous clients and suppliers, who donated top prizes for the auction. Over 120 guests attended the event and were hosted by Diageo colleagues, who took on waiting roles for the evening!

“I was so touched when Mark's colleagues from Diageo wanted to fundraise in his memory and that so many thought so highly of my husband.

“The night meant an awful lot; there was a real sense of achievement that Mark didn't die in vain and the incredible amount raised will go to help others.

“I feel very strongly that there should be more awareness around brain tumours and more funding for research so that other families don't have to go through what we have had to." – Shona Richardson, Mark's wife.

The total raised in Mark's memory currently stands at an exceptional £80,000. This truly is a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication Mark's family, friends and colleagues have put into raising money to help defeat brain tumours and save lives, and we are truly grateful for their support.

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