Memorial match for Harry

20th February 2018

An annual football match in memory of Harry Done will take place this weekend to mark the third anniversary of him losing his life to meningitis

Harry D

Nine-month-old Harry, from Little Lever in Bolton, became ill on Thursday 19 February 2015 and lost his fight the next day, despite fighting valiantly against all the odds.

“He was a bundle of fun, always laughing, smiling and crawling, his new favourite pastime,” mum Louise said. “He is missed so much by all who knew and met him.” 

Family, friends and the local community will come together to remember Harry’s life with the memorial football game, followed by a fundraising evening in the New Inn in the village with food and a raffle.

Raising money and awareness

Since Harry’s untimely death Louise and the family have raised as much money and awareness about meningitis as they can in his memory. To date they’ve raised nearly £28,000 towards our vital lifesaving and life-changing work.

Louise added, “Meningitis is a widely misunderstood disease and takes the lives of both young and old. We want to help Meningitis Now support families like mine against this terrible disease.”

As well as the annual memorial football match Louise and her family have organised a fundraising ball and taken part in a sponsored horse ride.

Really grateful

Elaine Close, our Community Fundraiser in the North West, said, “We’re so grateful to Louise and her family for everything they’re doing in Harry’s memory to support our work and wish them well for this latest annual football match and fundraising evening.

“Their support is making a real difference to those at risk of meningitis and those whose lives have been changed forever by it.”

Read more of Harry’s story here.

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