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Sponsored walk in memory of Debbie Snell

Sponsored walk in memory of Debbie Snell

20 February 2013

The Chelsea family from Sleaford are organising a 27 mile sponsored walk in memory of Debbie Snell who died of septicaemia in June 2012 aged 24, 6 weeks after giving birth to baby Jacob.

Chanel Chelsea said: “Debbie was taken into hospital on 3rd June just weeks after giving birth to Jacob and was diagnosed with having contracted group A streptococcal septicaemia. She died 4 days later on the 7th June 2012 leaving 2 son's 3 year old Hugh and the baby. Myself and my other two daughters Sammie-Lee (17) and Liberty Havana (14) are still finding it very hard to come to terms with Debbie’s death and knowing she has gone so we wanted to do something to keep her memory alive. We have organised this sponsored walk in her memory on 2nd March and have 13 friends and family taking part all raising money for Meningitis Research Foundation.”

Chris Head, Chief Executive of Meningitis Research Foundation said: “We are extremely grateful to Chanel, Sammie Lee and Liberty for organising this 27 mile walk on our behalf. Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases which can strike without warning, killing in hours as this family are sadly aware following the loss of Debbie. We rely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of the diseases and support those affected, so every penny raised through this sponsored walk will make a huge difference to the charity. ”

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