The family of Ryan Fordy who sadly died from meningococcal septicaemia at the age of two, 20 years ago, ran the Great North Run to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) in his memory.
12 members of the family, from Seahouses, Northumberland, took part in the Great North Run in September which is just over 20km – one km to represent each year since Ryan died.
The family are delighted to have overtaken their original fundraising target of £4,000, by raising an incredible £5,578.
Kate Collins said, “20 years ago this year I lost my nephew Ryan to meningitis. It has meant so much to us doing the fundraising and great north run as a family. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated and made our amazing fundraising total possible. This is a charity close to our hearts and we hope the money we raise will help put an end to this terrible disease so that in the future no other family has to go through what we have.”
Jackie Fordy, John Fordy, Natalie Fordy, Josh Hall, Sharon Hinson, Margie Hindmarsh, Michael Hindmarsh, Laura Hindmarsh, Kate Collins, Stuart Collins, Sarah Filer and Guy Filer, all ran together to raise funds for MRF.