Travel Retail Consortium raises over £2k for nominated charity

The Travel Retail Consortium has raised a significant amount of funds for the Guillain Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies charity, also known as GAIN. TRC has been supporting GAIN for the last 2 years and has raised £2100 since the charity was nominated by Peter Ayling after he was elected Chairman in 2015. Peter felt that this was an appropriate charity as he had suffered from Guillain Barré Syndrome in 1985. GAIN helps people living in the UK and Ireland who have been affected by Guillain Barré Syndrome; a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. It also helps people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and other associated inflammatory neuropathies, and provides information to health professi onals and facilitates research into these devastating illnesses. Gordon Sturmey, who volunteers for GAIN, was recently in attendance to a Travel Retail Consortium meeting to give the members an insight into the charity and was presented with the cheque by Peter Ayling. Says Peter Ayling: “GAIN is a charity very close to my heart, and it is heartwarming and gratifying to be able to help such a worthy cause. Guillain Barré syndrome is not a well known illness, but there are many people suffering from this debilitating condition, and we have been doing as much as we can to bring awareness and support to this cause.”

March 22, 2017

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