Thousands more raised in memory of Jessica Bethell

18 Sep 2017
Thousands more raised in memory of Jessica Bethell
Clare Bethell from London has completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge, raising over £7,500 for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), in memory of her sister Jessica.
 
Clare explains, “In October 2012, my sister Jessica had ridden out the racehorses in the morning and complained of a headache. Little did she know it was meningitis, and despite the efforts of the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, Jess died the next day."

"To mark the five year anniversary, I decided to take on the the Yorkshire 3 Peak challenge with 3 close friends" - Clare Bethell

“The last time I saw Jess was when we met for a drink in the Yorkshire Dales over the August Bank Holiday. To mark the five year anniversary, I decided to take on the the Yorkshire 3 Peak challenge with 3 close friends, Emily, Gilly and Milla and raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation. It was far tougher than we expected and a lot further, 29 miles and the equivalent of climbing 520 floors but we did it in 12 hours. The amazing support we received through Just Giving donations, spurred us on we are very grateful to all those who donated.”
 
The money raised will be put towards a research project which aims to better understand meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia - a project that has already received generous funds from the Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation.  

"The funds that they have raised in Jessica’s memory will help a very important research project to continue" - Rob Dawson, Head of Support, Meningitis Research Foundation

Rob Dawson, Head of Support at MRF said, “We’re very grateful to Clare, Emily, Gilly and Milla for taking on this huge challenge. The funds that they have raised in Jessica’s memory will help a very important research project to continue and will ultimately help us move towards our mission to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.” 

Share this

Ways you can help

Please do what you can today and help save and change the lives of thousands