The Ey Up Mi Duck Festival, held at Amber Valley Rugby Club in Alfreton, Derbyshire between 4 and 6 May, supported us and our work for the second year in a row.
Festival-goers were even encouraged to dress up in something orange – our favourite colour – for an orange day on the Saturday to help raise disease awareness.
Suzy Seabridge, one of the festival organisers, said Meningitis Now was chosen because they had been inspired by the meningitis story of our Young Ambassador Charlotte Hannibal from Nottingham.
The weekend was a “roaring success”, Suzy added.
Also at the Festival helping to raise awareness was our volunteer Russ Fisher and his family, from Uttoxeter. Russ lost his daughter Rubie to meningitis when she was just six weeks old.
Carrie Bater, our Community Fundraiser for the East Midlands, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone at Ey Up Mi Duck for putting on this fantastic fundraiser."
“Their 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 – and what a fantastic amount to raise.”
You can find out more about the festival at www.eyupmiduck.co.uk