Bully off and help beat meningitis

21st April 2016

Enthusiastic hockey players of all abilities are invited to sign up for a charity tournament and help knock meningitis into touch

Hockey fundraising blog

The annual Ryan’s Hockey Tournament, in memory of 16-year-old Ryan Bresnahan, who died from meningitis in 2010, is taking place at Clifton College Sports Ground in Bristol on Sunday 29 May.

Mixed teams of six-a-side minimum can enter a team for £10 a person, including lunch.

All money raised will go to ‘A life for a cure’, the Bristol-based charity founded in Ryan’s name, which has already raised nearly £400,000 towards vital vaccine research and raising awareness of the disease’s symptoms. A life for a cure works closely with us to fight the disease. 

Talented sportsman

Ryan’s mother Michelle, founder of A life for a cure, said: “Ryan was an exceptionally talented sportsman and had played hockey since he was a youngster. The day encompasses everything he would love – great hockey, competition, lots of fun and people of all ages joining together to play sport.”

“We began the event two months after his death and it gets bigger and better each year. Last year there were over 300 players and we hope for even more this year.” 

There is a prize for the best fancy dress on the day, as well as a BBQ, cakes and raffle. Action starts at 10am with registration at 9.45am. Entry is free for spectators. 

To enter a team email Emily Atkinson emilyatkinson10@hotmail.com or Michelle Bresnahan michellebres@btinternet.com