Fundraising support from Colston's

5th December 2018

The former school of teen George Zographou, who died after contracting meningitis last year, have raised an amazing £7,475 for us after deciding to support the charity that had offered so much support to George’s family

Colstons School fundraising blog

Pupils from Colston’s School in Bristol paid a visit to the charity’s Stroud offices to hand over the money that they had raised through cake sales, Hallowe’en discos, dress-down days and other events.  

George Zographou died of MenB in August 2017, after travelling to a festival in Cornwall. You can read George's story, as told by his sister Nicole, here.

As well as bringing the cheque to our offices, the pupils plus their teacher spent time talking to our staff about the charity, how it helps to support people affected by meningitis, and what more can be done to help. This included meeting our CEO, Dr Tom Nutt

After the visit to Stroud, teacher Emma Fredericks said, “The students of Colston’s have enjoyed the variety of fundraising activities that they have helped to organise and taken part in."

“We are all very proud of the fantastic total that we achieved, and we are very happy to be donating it to such a fantastic charity.”

We’re all proud of what you’ve achieved too – thank you!

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