Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Crowd-funding to help DJ Henry walk after meningitis leaves him paralysed

Andy Hopkinson | 16th August 2019

Doncaster-based DJ Henry Love is looking to raise £30,000 for overseas treatment

Fundraising appeal for meningitis survivor DJ Henry

A young Doncaster-based DJ is appealing for funds to receive crucial, pioneering treatment, having been left paralysed from the chest down after contracting meningitis. 

The Help Henry Love Walk Again campaign has raised just over £15,000 to date, but a further £15,000 is needed to enable Henry to receive the US-based treatment he now needs.

In 2017, upcoming DJ Henry Love was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal TB, attacking his spinal cord and brain, which developed into meningitis. 

Against the odds Henry came out of a two weeks coma able to talk and without brain damage - but was left paralysed from the chest downwards. 

Wants to walk again

Henry now wants to walk again - and ground-breaking treatment in the US gives a 60-75% chance of being able to feel his legs again - or at least being able to control his bowels and bladder.

Efforts to raise the £30,000 that Henry needs for the treatment have taken a national focus with radio and nightclub communities working together to help support the fund. And a recent donation of £5,000 by well-known UK DJ, producer and TV presenter Charlie Sloth has helped the fund reach its halfway point. 

Other recent fundraising efforts have seen over twenty team members from Unity Bars & Clubs and Pastiche Entertainment undertaking the Yorkshire Tough Mudder challenge on Sunday 28 July 2019, raising nearly £11,000 in the process. 

Two-year battle

Rob Green, Fundraising Manager for the Henry Love Fund, said, “Henry’s two-year battle with meningitis has not been an easy one, but his resilience has been a constant throughout."

“Thank you so much to those who have donated to help support Henry’s recovery - and a final plea for further support to enable us to hit our target and ensure life-changing treatment for Henry.”

If you would like to donate to the appeal for Henry Love, please visit

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