Colston's tackles meningitis

13th December 2017

A Bristol school has taken on the challenge to fight meningitis through awareness and fundraising


Colston’s School recently staged a Halloween disco to raise funds for us and the co-educational, independent school in Stapleton has also held a school-wide pet photo competition, with the winning entries made into Christmas cards and sold to raise money.

It is in the process of holding a school and staff bake-off to raise further funds. More fundraising activities are planned in the New Year.

The school has chosen to support us and raise awareness of meningitis because George Zographou, who recently died from meningitis, was a former pupil.

Emma Fredericks, physics teacher and charities coordinator at Colston’s, said: “Colston’s School has chosen to support Meningitis Now for the next academic year and we want to work with the charity to raise money but also to raise awareness of meningitis and its symptoms."

“Following the tragic death of one of our former pupils George Zographou in the summer the staff and pupils hope to do all we can to support this important cause.”

Vital funds

Tracey Lee, our Community Fundraising Manager, added, “Thank you so much to Emma and everyone at Colston’s for your support."

“As a charity that receives no Government funding we rely entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of our supporters to raise the vital funds we need to carry out our lifesaving and life-changing work."

“Their awareness and fundraising efforts will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”

Watch this space for details on future events.

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