Fundraiser for Welwyn Garden City toddler who contracted meningitis

PUBLISHED: 15:49 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:49 10 August 2017

Friends and family are rallying round for Amelia

Friends and family are rallying round for Amelia


Friends and family of a Welwyn Garden City girl who nearly died of meningitis raised hundreds of pounds at a charity event.

Friends and family are rallying round for AmeliaFriends and family are rallying round for Amelia

Clare James’ daughter Amelia, aged two, was at “death’s door” according to doctors after suddenly showing symptoms of the life-threatening disease in May.

But the community has since been rallying around to help with the family’s mounting expenses, and friends held their latest fundraiser at Woodhall Community Centre on Wednesday.

Visitors enjoyed a bouncy castle, tea, coffee and squash, as well as craft tables, cakes and a tombola – raising £464 in the process.

Amelia's brother Tyler helping out at the latest fundraiser.Amelia's brother Tyler helping out at the latest fundraiser.

Joanne Gregson, one of the organisers, said: “The children really seemed to enjoy themselves, there was a lovely atmosphere, lots of laughter.

“People were really generous, we had some fantastic donations for the tombola and delicious cakes.”

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