Amazing £100,000 raised in memory of Glenn Robinson

15 Oct 2018
Amazing £100,000 raised in memory of Glenn Robinson

Ken Robinson from Newbottle, Sunderland, has reached an incredible fundraising milestone of £100,000 for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) in memory of his son Glenn, a promising cricketer who tragically died from meningococcal septicaemia at the age of 16 in 1997.

In the years since Glenn passed away Ken has worked tirelessly, with the help of his family, friends and local community, to raise these funds. His late wife Brenda did a huge amount of the fundraising before she sadly passed away in 2010.

Ken became an official Ambassador for the charity in 2012 - a role that involves raising awareness of meningitis and septicaemia in his area.

For many years Ken and his granddaughter, Hannah, also an MRF Ambassador, have been involved in organising an annual fundraising ladies day cricket match. This year two longstanding MRF staff surprised Ken by attending the match to present a plaque for him and the community to recognise the £100,000 fundraising milestone.

"Thank you to Ken and his family, friends and local community for raising these vital funds." -Shirley Gieron

Shirley Gieron, Membership and Support Manager at MRF said, “We'd like to say an enormous thank you to Ken and his family, friends and local community for raising these vital funds for the charity.

“When meningitis and septicaemia strikes it can have a profound impact on individuals and their families. This is a wonderful way to remember Glenn and it proves what a community can achieve together in the face of such tragedy. The funds raised will help us to continue our research, awareness and support programmes. From all of us at MRF - thank you so much.”

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