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Over £10,000 raised in memory of Adam Tolfree

24 May 2017
Over £10,000 raised in memory of Adam Tolfree

Family and friends of Adam Tolfree have raised an incredible £10,000 for the charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) in his memory.

Adam, who was studying for his A Levels at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, sadly died in January from meningococcal B meningitis and septicaemia, age 16.

Adam was much loved by his devoted parents Alison and Mark, and his sister Gemma. The family, who live in Bassingbourn, described him as kind, good hearted and said he was thoroughly enjoying life.

Since his death the family and friends have organised a number of fundraising events and recently passed the £10,000 milestone, but there’s no stopping them now.

This weekend Bassingbourn Charities has lined up a fundraising barn dance and family fun day at Brook Orchard in Bassingbourn, to raise more funds in memory of Adam.

The barn dance kicks off from 7pm on Saturday evening and looks set to be a big night of music and moves provided by folk rock band Carnac. Tickets cost £15.

The following day, Sunday Mayhem is a family fun day starting at 1pm. From children’s entertainment to good food, live bands, vintage cars and art, there will be something for everyone. Entry is free and the car park costs just £2 for the day.

Both events are being organised with the help of Bassingbourn Charities. For more information email or visit Facebook.com/bassingbourncharities.

“We’re very grateful to Adam’s family and friends." - Rob Dawson, Head of Support at MRF.

Rob Dawson, Head of Support at MRF said, “We’re very grateful to Adam’s family and friends. The funds they have worked hard to raise will be used to support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. It will also allow us to continue supporting families affected by this disease.” 

Donations are still being gratefully accepted at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alison-Tolfree1.

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