Walk or ride to beat meningitis

1st June 2017

If you’re in the Bolton area and fancy stretching your legs why not join in a sponsored horse ride and walk around Radcliffe to help fight back against the devastation of meningitis

Horse ride blog

Organiser Janet McCall, from Little Lever, said: “We’d love as many people as possible to join us on the day and help raise as much money as possible for Meningitis Now’s lifesaving and life-changing work.” Inspired by Louise and Harry

Janet has been inspired to arrange the event by the story of her friend Louise Done, from Bolton, who lost her baby son Harry to the disease. Since Harry’s death in 2015 Louise has campaigned for greater meningitis awareness and the importance of getting babies vaccinated for MenB.

Janet added: “I thought what can I do to help raise awareness and donations and because I go riding with Louise’s sister Joanne, a sponsored ride seemed the obvious idea. We’re hoping between us all to raise £1,000 for the charity.” 

The ride and walk will start from Harper Fold Farm in Lavender Street, Radcliffe at 1pm on Saturday 1st July and follow bridlepaths to local communities around the area. Walkers will be collecting donations throughout. 

Food and entertainment

The day will culminate at the Market Street Tavern in Stoneclough, who have kindly agreed to lay on food and entertainment for those taking part.  For more information or to join the event email Janet on janet.mccall63@gmail.com or phone her on 07821 831407.

Roya Armstrong, Meningitis Now’s fundraiser in Lancashire, said: “We’d like to thank Janet, Joanne and Louis and everyone involved with this event – and wish them an enjoyable and successful day.  Their efforts will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”