An evening of jazz music, food and dancing!

An evening of jazz music, food and dancing!

14 November 2012

An annual fundraising concert in memory of a 16-year-old student who died from meningitis is being held in Tockington on 24 November.

Hannah Katie King died from meningococcal septicaemia; the blood poisoning form of the disease, in December 2007. Her aunt and uncle Jenny and David Pendleton from Clifton have organised the event to help raise much needed funds for Thornbury based charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

A night of jazz music, food and dancing will take place at Tockington Manor School from 7.30-11.00pm on November 24 in aid of MRF. This is the fifth year this event has been held and has raised over £4,500 to date

Hannah, who lived in Putney, London, was a healthy and happy young girl. She came home from school feeling unwell with a severe headache. In the early hours of the morning she was taken to hospital where her condition deteriorated rapidly; she collapsed, was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis and died later that day.

The couple rely on local businesses for raffle prizes and they fund the music and food themselves. Jenny, who lives in Clifton, Bristol, said: “We will do anything we can to help speed up the development of a vaccine so other families do not have to go through what we went through.”

Tickets for the concert cost just £15 and include dinner, a drink, live music, dancing AND parking.

Concessions and over 65s can enjoy the evening for just £7.50. You can pay on the door but pre-booking is preferred. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to MRF.

Chris Head, Chief Executive of MRF said: “We are extremely grateful to Jenny and David for organising this concert in memory of their niece Hannah for the past five years. This concert is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Bristol to get involved and support our cause. We rely on voluntary donations so all money raised at this event will help us to continue to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. ”

For tickets and further information, please call Jenny or David on 0117 973 7858 or email or

For further information about Hannah and the fundraising events and activities taking place in her name please visit

Sam Williams
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