Bristol event organised to remember George, who died from MenB

16 Apr 2018
Bristol event organised to remember George, who died from MenB

A Bristol mum whose teenage son tragically died last year from Group B meningococcal disease (MenB), is organising a charity ball to be held in the city this summer.

Elaine Zographou’s son George lost his life to the disease in August 2017 after being taken ill at the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall. George was a student at St Brendan’s Sixth Form college and he died the day before he was due to receive his A level results, where he received an A* in business.

Since then, the Zographou family has made a huge difference by raising funds for charity and awareness of the disease in memory of George.

“We are currently working with the Zographou family to help improve early diagnosis of meningitis and septicaemia. We greatly appreciate all they are doing in the face of such tragedy. The funds they raise will help us enormously with our vital work including our research, awareness and support programmes.” Rob Dawson, Director of Communications and Support at MRF

The ball will be held on Saturday 16 June 2018 at the Grand Hotel, Bristol, and the public are invited to buy tickets to support the family’s fundraising which will go to Bristol-based charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Meningitis Now.

It looks set to be a brilliant evening with guests enjoying a drink on arrival, followed by a three course meal, a raffle and a disco. Tickets cost £55 and can be bought at

George’s sister Nicole Zographou and a team of six friends are currently in training for an incredible fundraising challenge in which they will cycle from London to Paris in August 2018, to mark one year since George died. Funds raised at the ball will go towards the cycle challenge. Donations can also be made directly at

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