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Lincolnshire sisters raise hundreds for charity, 30 years after meningitis struck their family

30 Oct 2017
Lincolnshire sisters raise hundreds for charity, 30 years after meningitis struck their family

Sisters Katie Mace and Kirsty Kershaw from Leadenham, Lincolnshire, organised an Artisan Market in their village to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), to mark 30 years since Kirsty survived meningitis as a baby.

The pair co-own and run Leadenham Teahouse and they organised Leadenham’s first ever Artisan Market to raise funds for the charity that is close to their hearts.

Katie said, “The event was so well supported. 40 local businesses made a donation to have a stall at the market to showcase local food, drink, and unique handmade items. That combined with the raffle and entrance donations, we managed to raise £660 for MRF. The event attracted people from all over the county and there was a fantastic festival atmosphere. As a family we know how important it is to be alert to the symptoms and get medical help quickly if you suspect someone is ill with meningitis. We hope the event raised some awareness of meningitis too.”

On Saturday 28 October, Katie proudly presented a cheque to MRF regional Ambassador Fliss Shilling from Kirkby in Ashfield, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.

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