Bands on the car park

12th September 2015

A long-weekend fundraiser at The King Alfred in Burnt Hill Way raised more than £10,500 for Meningitis Now

The event, held over three days from 27 to 29 August, included a variety of live entertainment including music from Storytellers, Terry Adams, Last Minute, Eaton Rifles, Steve Moyse, Emma-Jayne Cullen, Jez Postil and a 'Punch and Judy' show.

During the weekend there was also fun for all the family, including a quiz, games, an auction, stalls, a BBQ, a raffle and a children’s bouncy castle. 

In memory

The fundraiser was held in memory of Stuart Cullen, who was tragically killed in Tunisia earlier this year. Family and friends chose to support Meningitis Now as it was a charity very close to Stuart’s heart after his daughter, Emma, contracted meningitis as a baby. 

“We are overwhelmed by the support we received from the local community and the amount raised. Everybody really pulled together to make the weekend a success."

“We themed one evening in a Boxing Day style, complete with festive decorations and a tree, because Stuart loved Christmas time. I know he would have really enjoyed it.”

Lee Jarvis, friend of Mr Cullen

“Lee has done a fantastic job of pulling this event together and I’m sure Stuart would have been proud."

“Events like this make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it. I’d like to thank everyone involved - every penny raised will help save lives and rebuild futures.”

Steve Dayman MBE