Welwyn Garden City coffee shop helps raise money for poorly two-year-old

PUBLISHED: 10:32 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:08 07 September 2017

WGC resident Kath McMahon helped fundraise for Amelia at the town centre's Costa Coffee.

WGC resident Kath McMahon helped fundraise for Amelia at the town centre's Costa Coffee.


A Welwyn Garden City coffee shop has helped raise money for a two-year-old girl who nearly died from meningitis earlier this year.

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The town centre’s Costa Coffee has thrown its weight behind fundraising for Amelia James, who was rushed to hospital after suddenly showing symptoms in May.

The youngster has since been in and out of hospital, leading to mounting food and travel bills for her family, but the community has been rallying around to help ease the burden.

WGC resident Kath McMahon, 63, put a teddy bear in Costa Coffee and asked residents to guess its name, donating £1 for each attempt, which raised £120.

She said: “I’m disabled myself and I think everyone needs a helping hand now and then, and it touched me that it was a little girl who was so young.”

Amelia’s mum Clare thanked Kath, Costa Coffee and everyone else for their support, and revealed Amelia is making good progress.

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