Induced Euphoria will sell two sweatshirts, one white and one in our trademark orange, to honour Graham Ward, who was a final year business and management student at Bath Spa University. Graham died on 9 November of MenB.
All profits from the sweatshirts, which also feature Graham’s initials on their cuff and the company’s name, will go to Meningitis Now.
Jacob Grimwade, from Induced Euphoria, said that Graham had been a “huge” part of the clothing company and that he had had influence over each piece released as well as each collection.
“We are all deeply saddened by this loss,” he said, adding that Graham was an organ donor and had already saved the lives of six people since he died.
“We are selling this collection with all profits being donated to Meningitis Now."
“Each sweatshirt is embroidered on the chest and cuff, sporting the charity’s colours - Graham’s initials are located on the cuff."
“In addition, each package will be shipped with leaflets about meningitis to ensure you all have the best information! Please share this and help us raise money so we can really make a difference in Graham’s name.”
Meningitis Now’s Community Fundraising Manager Leah Wynn thanked the clothing company for thinking of Meningitis Now at what she said must be an incredibly difficult time for everyone who knew Graham.
“It is always so tragic to hear these stories of a young life cut short so prematurely,” she said. “But it’s good to hear something positive coming out of this awful situation."
“Hopefully all of those involved in this kind gesture can be reassured that money raised will go towards increasing awareness about meningitis signs and symptoms, and helping those who are living with the often devastating impact of this disease."
“In the meantime we would like anyone who knew Graham or who might be affected by this tragedy to know that we are here should you ever need any support.”
To order one of the unique sweatshirts in Graham’s memory please visit the Induced Euphoria online shop.