Pub fun day in memory of Bradley Pover helps fight deadly illness
FACE PAINTING Heads up for Oliver Morgan, aged three, Makayla Sagar, aged six, and, back, Ellie Fairclough, aged eight
A COUPLE whose baby boy died from meningitis held a fun day to raise money to fight the illness.
The event, at the Morris Dancers pub, Sapling Road, Morris Green, was the latest fundraiser held by Tracy Hurst and Steven Pover.
Their son, Bradley Pover, died in October, 2007, aged nine-and-a-half months after contracting meningococcal septicaemia, or bacterial meningitis.
More than 300 people attended Saturday’s event, which featured face painting, a bouncy castle, stalls, raffle, refreshments and a disco, to raise money for Meningitis UK.
Miss Hurst, a full-time mother to daughter Alicia, said: “It was busy, it was really good.
“I don’t want it to happen to any other families. If the money we raise saves a child’s life, we will do it for that.
“I would like to say a big thank you to the Morris Dancers landlady, Maureen, and to Colin.
“If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be able to do it, and also to everyone that came and donated.”
Previous events, including an auction, parachute jump and sponsored run, have raised £3,500 for the charity, which funds lifesaving research to find a vaccine to eradicate meningitis.
Bradley’s parents, of Freshfield Avenue in Great Lever, also recently backed a campaign for a potentially life-saving vaccine to be given to doctors’ surgeries.
Meningitis UK has launched the campaign, following the UK’s first Meningitis B vaccine being licensed.
It is thought the jab could save thousands of lives, particularly the lives of young people, who are most at risk.
Meningitis B is the most common form of the disease in the UK and one of the deadliest.
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