Charles Blowfield (left), treasurer of MIMN receives the cheque from M&IT Publisher Steve Lewis

Auction raises £29,000 for Meeting Needs

Generous bidders have helped to raise more than £29,000 in the M&IT online auction for MIMA 2014. More than 2,000 bids came in for 105 lots, which included luxury stays in hotels across the world, champagne afternoon tea experiences and VIP sporting packages, all in aid of the industry's own charity Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN). Bidding ended with a flurry of activity in the final minutes. Among the most sought-after lots was a two night stay for two people in Prestige accommodat ...more


who are we?

Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) is a registered charity founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events Industry. The objective of MIMN is to raise funds for worthy causes relevant to the events industry which may not have the resources to raise sufficient funds without additional contributions. Many needy causes do not have access to public funding and MIMN can provide financial support to these types of organisations through various fund-raising initiatives and activities.

Pictured are left to right: Madeleine Thornhill (Salesian Institute), Nils Heckscher and Margi Biggs of Streetsmart South Africa

Happy Days for 100 youngsters
A total of 100 youngsters will enjoy morale-boosting day trips funded by a donation of £2500 trips through UK charity ‘Happy days’ for children aged 3–17.

Donation of £5000 will help disabled
For SpecialEffect the purchase of a Specialist Kit for nearly £5000 will test an individual’s ability to operate hardware to benefit from life-enhancing computer software.

Clean water for a Zambian village
£4,500 donated by MIMN is enough to support an entire village in Zambia to change their hygiene and sanitation practices and access safe water.

SpecialEffect are a UK based charity who focus on helping those with disabilities live a better life