A morning filled with coffee and cake has raised over £450 for Meningitis Now.
Charlotte Lancaster, 24 of Wirral, invited the local community to join her for a brew to help fight the life-threatening disease. The event, along with online donations, raised a total of £475 for Meningitis Now.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that came along to the coffee morning and for their generosity. Every penny raised will go to Meningitis Now, helping to fund lifesaving research and provide support to anyone that has been affected by the disease. It’s a charity very close to my heart.”
Charlotte organised the event after her then four-day-old son, Liam, contracted streptococcal bacterial meningitis (GBS) in 2008 and again at four months old.
Liam, now seven, incurred significant brain damage.
“Being told that your child has meningitis is every parent’s worst nightmare. Hearing it twice is absolutely devastating."
“At seven, Liam has already been through more than most people will in a lifetime. He has suffered life-changing after-effects which are still with him today, including social communication problems, learning difficulties, core stability problems, and a sleeping disorder."
“Meningitis Now has been there for us since Liam fell ill and provided us with so much support, both emotionally and financially, and we are really keen to give something back."
“I don’t want any more families to have to go through the pain we’ve suffered.”