The evening has been organised by Stephanie Russell and Dawn Russell Drysdale in memory of Dawn’s partner and Stephanie’s brother Eric, who died from meningitis in December 2016 at the age of 27.
The family is keen to raise as much awareness of the devastating disease as possible and funds for our ongoing work.
“Eric is sadly missed every day by everyone, especially his two young children, Kacie and Aleah, aged 6 and 3”, Stephanie said. “He will forever be in our hearts and his life touched so many people.”
Donated his organs
Following Eric’s death his family donated his organs, helping to save the lives of six people.
“He is our true hero,” Stephanie, from Whitburn, added.
“We would like to raise as much awareness as possible and to show people that meningitis can affect anyone of any age and is not just a disease of young children.”
The event will take place at West Calder Bowling Club Hall in Harburn Road on Saturday 2 June. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children and are limited to 100.
Disco, party games, raffles and buffet
As well as a disco there will be party games, raffles and a buffet.
All proceeds will go towards our ongoing work, funding research into vaccines and prevention, raising awareness so people know what to look for and what action to take if they suspect meningitis and rebuilding futures by providing dedicated support to people living with the impact of the disease.
Dawn added: “Meningitis Now helps many families cope with life after losing a loved one. They have helped my oldest daughter deal with her grief and given me guidance on how to move forward as a family.”
Support other families
“I want Meningitis Now to continue to support other families who have suffered a loss and to raise awareness.”
Thank you Stephanie and Dawn for your support and we wish you an enjoyable and successful evening.
If you’d like to go along on the evening you can get your tickets by emailing Stephanie on firstname.lastname@example.org.