GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 21 December 2012


New 2013 calendars from GQA Approved Centre, National Windscreens, will help to combat meningitis & septicaemia which kills more than 300 children and young people every year in the UK.
The latest edition contains a symptom card that identifies the vital danger signs of the disease which affects 3,400 people in the UK and Ireland and can kill within hours.
A record 16,000 wall and desk calendars have been produced and are being delivered with the symptom cards to clients throughout the Midlands, South East and the West Country.  Martyn Bennett, Regional Marketing Director of National Windscreens said: “Meningitis Research Foundation has been our chosen charity for many years and we have helped to raise more than £15,000 so far toward research into this deadly disease.
“We are featuring the symptom card again this year as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the disease and the vital work undertaken by the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).
“We hope that by having this symptom card so readily available will make a practical contribution to the campaign, and will assist early diagnosis to help to save lives.”
National Windscreens, the UK’s largest independent vehicle glass repair and replacement service, recently presented a cheque for £1,600 to the charity raised from sponsored activities during the past year.
MRF have recently welcomed news that a new potentially life-saving vaccine to prevent Meningitis B has been approved and awaiting a license.
Kate Baldwin, Corporate & Development Fundraising Officer at MRF said: “We’re so grateful to National Windscreens for all their support over the years helping to raise much-needed funds for our work to fight meningitis, their support also helps raise awareness of this devastating disease. We are currently funding 17 research projects into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. We have spent over £16.5 million on research since we launched in 1989.”
To find out more about the disease and how to support the charity visit