A spanish pilgrimage in memory of Harry Williams

9th June 2016

Three friends took on the iconic Camino Inglés, raising almost £7,000.

Camino Ingles

Following a hugely successful fundraising football match (Shepherdswell Spartans FC vs Shepherdswell Spartans Veterans) that raised £3,000 for Meningitis Now, family friends, Tom Brankley, Mark Wright, Louise Knott and Terry Langenhoff have completed an incredible 100km trek across the Spanish mountains.

The Williams family from Shepherdswell, near Dover, tragically lost their 8 year old son, Harry, to pneumococcal meningitis in 2015, just six days after contracting the disease.  Since then an incredible £39,875 has been raised in his name.

The hike which took in some of the most challenging terrain of the Camino Inglés pilgrimage in Northern Spain has already raised almost £7,000.

Tom said:

“We arrived home exhausted, aching and elated. It was an amazing journey. My stubborn determination pushed me when I felt I could not go on. But also the support by my fellow pilgrims and always the realization of why we were making the journey - in memory of Harry and all his family who are truly inspiring in the face of indescribable adversity.”

Harry’s sister , is also taking part in a children’s ULTM8 Warrior Trek in early June in memory of her brother.

All funds raised go towards vital vaccine research and raising awareness of the disease’s symptoms. To support the family’s fundraising and help fight meningitis, visit their Forever Fund page for Harry here: http://harry.stephen.williams.muchloved.com/