On April 1st 2012 MERU joined with Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People to become part of their family of charities. By merging we will be able to enhance the range of services on offer from both charities including opportunities for MERU to design equipment for QEF’s younger service users or to use MERU’s workshops for QEF’s work in the re-training and rehabilitation of disabled people.
MERU continues to exist as a charity in our own right (with our own charity number and constitution) and our focus continues to be designing, developing and manufacturing equipment for disabled children and young people at our site in Epsom – however support functions will be spread across the QEF Family of Charities making both organisations more efficient and cost effective – though we still need to continue fundraising as before, to provide our essential services to disabled children.
Both charities share a passion and determination to make a practical difference in disabled peoples lives. MERU’s CEO Susan Brumpton says “This is a fantastic opportunity for MERU to become more financially stable and be able to continue the work started at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children almost 40 years ago”