Butterfly ball to beat meningitis

3rd October 2015

Meningitis survivor and young ambassador, Jemma Farrow, is organising a Butterfly Ball to raise vital funds for us

Butterfly Balll

Jemma, 25, is inviting people to slip on their dancing shoes and put their best moves into practice for the black tie event at at Reading Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The glamorous affair is being held on Saturday 24 October and guests will be in for a real treat, with entertainment from Michael Buble and Simply Red tribute acts, a DJ and Disco, an auction and a raffle.

This will be the first ball Jemma has organised and she is keen to raise as much awareness and money as possible for us.

“We are raising money for ongoing support to the charity. This year, after years of campaigning and research, the new Men B vaccine has now finally been approved and introduced."

“Meningitis is a terrible thing for anyone to suffer and the results are devastating to all concerned. It can strike at anytime and kill within hours. The work that has been carried out by Meningitis Now has been vital to prevent this terrible disease and make people more aware of meningitis and its impact.”

Jemma Farrow

The event starts at 7.30pm, with dinner at 8pm followed by entertainment and carriages home at 1.00am. Tickets cost £60 and can be purchased from Jemma’s stepfather, Dave Windsor, via 07909 923897 or dave@brunelevents.co.uk

Jemma has put so much effort into this event, and it sounds like it’s going to be fantastic. She has thought about every detail to make it an enjoyable evening for all, from decorations to entertainment. I’d like to wish her the best of luck for the evening, I hope it’s a huge success.”

Carrie Bater, Student Development Officer

Jemma’s story

Jemma was four months old when she contracted pneumococcal meningitis and was given just days to live. The swelling on her brain was so severe she was in an induced coma. 

Luckily she pulled through, but was left with profound deafness, is registered partially sighted and has cerebral palsy. 

Jemma is now a young ambassador for the charity; helping raise awareness and funds in her community.

Read Jemma’s story here