Sutterton youngsters raise money for meningitis charity

Children at Bramble Hall Nursery in Sutterton wore rainbow colours to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation
Children at Bramble Hall Nursery in Sutterton wore rainbow colours to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation

Children, staff and parents at Sutterton Fourfields Primary School and Bramble Hall Nursery have raised £262 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Pupils wore bright colour of the rainbow for the day to raise money and awareness of meningitis. The event was organised by parent Vikki 
Allen in memory of her cousin Maya Ford who died in 2012 aged just 21 months.

“We all think she now lives in a rainbow which is why we picked this theme,” said Vikki - whose family has raised £67,000 for the charity since Maya’s death.

Their aim, along with fundraising, has been to raise awareness of the illness and the availability of the vaccine.

Chris Head, chief executive at Meningitis Research Foundation said: “We are extremely grateful to Vikki for fundraising on our behalf.

“As she and her family are sadly aware meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases which can strike without warning, killing in hours.

“We rely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of the diseases and support those affected, so every penny she raises in memory of Maya will make a huge difference to the charity.”