Calderdale College staff and students are hosting a fundraising event to raise funds for Meningitis now and also raise awareness of Meningitis, activities and events will include:
Food and Drinks
5-a-Side Football Tournament
This November I will be flying out to Nepal to trek for 3 weeks in the Himalayas over three high passes to lead us to the Base Camp of Mt Everest at a height of 17600feet and then up to Kala Patar at a height of 18208feet before we finally start our decent.
I’m taking on this challenge in memory of my sons closest friend Lewis who was struck down with Menigitis B and taken from us at the young age of just 19. This awful news shook our family and the local communities where he was so well loved.
Lewis’s parents Tracy and Morley have since been very keen to raise the awareness of Menigitis to try and prevent anyone else going through this horrendous ordeal. Hopefully I can raise some funds and do my bit in honour of lewis’s memory so please give what you can however small ❣️
just a brief explanation for anyone who doesn’t know but back in January my best mate Lewis died suddenly from meningitis at just 19, from going from flu-like symptoms to passing away within just 3 days which proves how quickly this disease can take over. So I’ve decided In june to do a triathlon in memory of Lewis and to raise money and awareness for meningitis. Even if it’s just a small donation everything will help reach the £1500 target
Julie & Gerry Banham and I are taking part in the York triathlon. We are trying to raise awareness of a very personal cause. Lewis was my Nephew and his sudden and devastating death highlighted how unaware we are of this illness. Vaccinations for the ACW&Y strain are available at your GP’s and are part of the vaccination programme but cover for the B strain is only available for this age group, at a charge, from places like Boots. Please help us raise awareness & as much money as we can.