Fundraiser for Welwyn Garden City toddler who contracted meningitis
PUBLISHED: 15:49 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:49 10 August 2017
Friends and family of a Welwyn Garden City girl who nearly died of meningitis raised hundreds of pounds at a charity event.
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.
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.”
For more information and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/supportamelia.