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Eggsciting eggstravaganza for an eggscellent cause

Eggsciting eggstravaganza for an eggscellent cause

27 March 2014

The congregation of St Johns the Evangelist Church in Fareham are selling knitted chicks containing a Cadburys Creme egg inside to raise money for MRF.

Laura-Jayne Vince,the organiser of the fundraiser said: “We decided to support Meningitis Research Foundation because one of the members of the church has a relative, called Amy Davis who contracted meningitis on the 13th January 2011. She spent 3 weeks in intensive care, 2 of which were spent in a coma and on life support. As a result of contracting this disease Amy had her left leg amputated below the knee and she really is an inspiration to us all. ”

Laura added: “We are hoping to raise £1,500 for MRF. If anyone would like to sell some of our chicks at their place of work we would be happy to provide a basket of them. We also need volunteers to knit more chicks as they are proving very popular.”

The knitted chicks cost £1.50 and are on sale at various retailers in Fareham from now until Easter, including: Abbey Feeds, Alver Vets, Barclays, Hadlows Butcher, Praills opticians, Riverside Vets and Zodiac.

Christopher Head, Chief Executive of Meningitis Research Foundation said: “We are really grateful to Laura and the congregation of St Johns the Evangelist Church for knitting Easter chicks to raise money for MRF. The money raised will make a huge difference and enable us to continue our work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. Vaccines have almost eliminated many types of meningitis and septicaemia but they still present a very real threat to children and adults so we urge everyone to make sure they know the symptoms, trust their instincts and seek medical help if they suspect a loved one is ill.”