Cotishall fundraising garden party in memory of brothers who died of meningitis

Ryan Sweatman, who died aged 19 from meningitis.

Ryan Sweatman, who died aged 19 from meningitis. - Credit: submitted

An outdoor tea party raised £700 for a meningitis awareness charity.

The fundraiser for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) was held in the garden of Gina Weston, from Church Close in Coltishall.

One of her sons, Ryan Sweatman, died from meningococcal septicaemia in January 2012.

His baby brother, Joe, died from pneumococcal meningitis in 1991 aged just seven weeks.

So far the family of the two brothers have raised approximately £80,000 for the MRF.


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