BRISTOL, England, November 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
GDS International has chosen its charitable cause for 2012: to help people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
In March 2011, Spencer Green, chairman of global business events company GDS International (http://www.gdsinternational.com), launched the GDS Foundation (http://www.gdsfoundation.com) to help charities that work with autism spectrum disorder children and young people.
GDS raised just over £31,500 in just three months. You can read more about Spencer Green's marathon efforts here - http://spencergreen.net/
At the start of November 2011, Spencer and GDS Foundation manager Hannah Duffie announced they were looking for charities to support in 2012.
Today, Spencer has announced the company's chosen cause: to help people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
"We had such a great response to our call for charities from so many truly worthy causes," says Spencer. "But an email from Epilepsy Action in the U.K. stood out for personal reasons. My brother Daniel had epilepsy and it had a very real impact on him and his family."
"Now we are looking for epilepsy charities in the U.S. and Australia," says Hannah. "That is where we have our offices, and we like to send small groups to work with the charities because volunteerism makes our fundraising real - and it is a superb way to encourage and foster personal growth."
If you are an epilepsy charity in the U.S. or Australia that would like support, and are working in New York and Miami (U.S.) and Sydney (Australia), please send an email containing the following information to Hannah Duffie (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1. Charity name, registered charity no. and website.
2. Charity locations in the U.S. and Australia.
3. Details of how GDS staff volunteers can help your charity in ways other than fundraising.
4. Full contact details.
Watch the GDS International charity video here:
About GDS International:
GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.
Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.
Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events. http://www.gdsinternational.com <http://www.gdsinternational.com>
Contact: Hannah Duffy (Hannah@gdsinternational.com)
SOURCE GDS International