Club night aims to raise awareness of meningitis in students
07 February 2013
A club night is being held on Wednesday 13 February in memory of Ryan Sweatman, a student at Sheffield Hallam University who died from meningitis in January 2012, aged 19.
The event is being held at Plug nightclub in Sheffield city centre, doors open at 10.30pm and tickets cost £4.00 in advance or £5.00 on the door.
Caroline Luckham, event organiser said: “We organised the night as last year we lost our good friend Ryan to meningitis. Since his death, tens of thousands of pounds have been raised in his name for Meningitis Research Foundation, but the fund is not just for Ryan, it also recognises the death of his baby brother Joe who was also tragically taken from the family by meningitis in 1991. The Sweatmans have put their hearts and souls into raising funds and awareness of the disease and we wanted to help spread awareness to students just like us, to hopefully prevent something like this happening again. Ryan loved 'Plug' so we chose to put on a night there in his name, as we felt it was most fitting and he would be proud.”
Chris Head, Chief Executive of Meningitis Research Foundation said: “We are so grateful to Caroline for organising this event in memory of Ryan and Joe and hopefully the club night will raise much needed funds and awareness of the diseases. Meningitis and septicaemia can affect people of all ages, striking in minutes and sometimes killing in hours. Since the family set up Ryan’s Remembrance Fund they have raised nearly £33,000 which has allowed us to continue our vital research into the prevention, detection and treatment of the diseases and provide support to those who have lost a loved one or face a lifetime of serious disabilities.”
To book your tickets please contact Caroline on 07411 126199 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org