MADi Fundraising. Offering premium and unforgettable pay to play experiences, with a glazing industry twist.
Are you MADi enough?
MADi Fundraising was set up in 2014 by Leon Day, Dan Gill and Gareth Mobley to appeal to a wide audience in the glazing and fenestration industries. The aim is to appeal to those who have a passion to raise much needed funds for a great cause through rewarding pay to play experiences. The long-term goal of the charity is to offer a broad range of events, with 100% of the funds raised going direct to children’s charities, at present the Anthony Nolan Trust for obvious reasons, for those of you who know Dan so well.
The team began their fundraising activities with a Sponsored Casino at the FIT Show Gala Dinner in 2014, with the first big event, the inaugural MADi Ball Rally to Café de Paris in Monaco completed in 2015 and combined have raised over £150,000 already for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Such was the success of the inaugural MADi Ball Rally in 2015 that it will again feature on the calendar for 2016, thanks to headline sponsors FIT Show and Kömmerling, with some subtle changes to further enhance the celebrated experience. Rehau have also added to the list of event sponsors.
The events main sponsors are the FIT Show and Kömmerling with suport from Rehau.
The above video highlights the ground-breaking and important role that Anthony Nolan carries out, something that Dan Gill, one of our joint founder’s of the charity knows all too well.
In October 2013, Dan’s daughter, Maddie was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia. Basically, this meant that her bone marrow had completely failed and wasn’t producing any cells. This is a very rare condition categorised as affecting less than 1 in a million children.
The consultant had only ever seen 2 patients before and it is a life threatening illness. Thankfully Maddie is slowly getting better but it has been a long an incredibly demanding journey for all.
Click on the link below to read Maddie’s story and see the inspiration as to why for the next two years, we’ll be supporting the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Madi Ball Rally
A sports rally from the heart of the
UK to the Café de Paris Monte Carlo
and back again!View project
The story of Maddie Gill.
Diagnosed with life threatening Severe Aplastic Anaemia… View story
‘It all starts with spit, or a little bit of blood. And thanks to the generosity of our donors, the new mums, the great minds in our labs, and the selflessness of our supporters, it can end with someone’s life being saved.’ Anthony Nolan Trust.
There’s three of us that co-run MADi Fundraising, so whatever your query in terms of the charity, fundraising or about our latest and planned events, then get in touch. We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Managing Director - Solidor
There are a number of reasons why. Along with Dan Gill and Leon Day, we decided to pull together our own charity. My own experiences through family and friends with terminal illnesses, along with my recent Hope 66 ride have done much to cement my attitude of giving back to society. Perhaps more than anything else the final catalyst was the issues that Dan has faced personally. It’s a hugely emotive reasoning behind MADi, for me and the rest of the team.
Managing Director - Universal Arches
As I come face to face with more people in need of charitable support and the more I have attended gala dinners and other events that support charities, the more I’ve wished to be a part of a fundraising culture. It all really started when we cycled as part of the GM Fundraising team across Route 66 in September 2013. Like Gareth, it was the issues that Dan and his family have faced that drove us all to setting up MADI Fundraising and I’m passionate about it.
Managing Director - Eclectic Systems
On my return from the Hope 66 GM Fundraising ride across Route 66, my youngest daughter, Maddi, was suddenly diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. It’s a rare condition (measured as rarer than 1 in a million) which basically means bone marrow failure. Maddi had been perfectly healthy and the diagnosis was clearly a big shock and devastating to the whole family. We are 7 months into treatment now and we are hoping for a positive outcome after a recent bone marrow transplant.
Following on from the incredible success of the inaugural MADi Ball Rally, the charity has decided to launch MADI Bally Rally Part Deux, which will carry a distinct 1970’s and 1980’s modern classics theme.
In keeping with their distinct motoring theme towards raising much needed funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust, MADi Fundraising are now auctioning off a brand new and authentic, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in silver and gold.
The superlatives, anecdotes and the feedback from the inaugural MADi Ball Rally continue to describe what has been a complete and resounding success, raising over £130,000 in the process for MADi Fundraising.
MADi Fundraising had an incredible first year, with over £100,000 raised in 2014, even before their first major event, the inaugural MADI-Ball Rally has even commenced.
MADi Fundraising was officially launched at the FIT Show 2014 to great acclaim, with an exhibition stand promoting their MADi Ball Rally and their chosen charity for the next two years, Anthony Nolan Trust. For the revellers at the Gala Dinner, they also sponsored the casino and raffle that raised an incredible £10,300 in the process.
With the glazing industry’s new MADi Fundraising charity having just been launched to great excitement at the FIT Show, the founding committee recently went to Anthony Nolan HQ in London, to understand a little more about their chosen charity for the next 18 months.
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