The family and friends of a Bassingbourn teenager who sadly died in January this year after contracting meningitis have been busy raising funds and awareness in his memory, and have now notched up more than £10,000.
A young Orwell lady hasn’t let her disability stop her raising thousands of pounds for chairty and is showing no signs of slowing down with two more fundraisers coming up this summer – but needs help from sponsors to make them happen.
The small team at a Thriplow-based charity, which funds medical research into blindness in children, have launched their new fundraising appeal at an event hosted by the former Lord-Leiutenant of Cambridgeshire.
The family of a seven-year-old boy from Barkway, whose inoperable brain tumour was dismissed by doctors as a food intolerance or behavioural matter, have smashed their initial £2,000 fundraising target for vital research into the disease.
The chief fire officer for Hertfordshire has spoken about last night’s ‘tragic incident’ in Royston which saw a pedestrian killed after a collision with an on-duty fire engine, and said that the service’s thoughts are with the family and friends of the person who died.