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On July 18th Jayne Brown and David Brown (Ryan’s Aunt and Uncle) along with our good friends Sue Goodall and Julie King will be climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. At 4,408 feet this will be no afternoon stroll but we all plan to reach the summit for Ryan – even Jayne with her aversion to anything physically demanding!! We will be travelling to Scotland on motorbikes so we do expect to have a sore saddle when we arrive to toughen the challenge up even more!!
It will be worth every aching muscle, bruise and blister to raise funds for Meningitis Research in memory of a wonderful young man, Ryan Sweatman who was cruelly taken from us far too soon at the age of just 19 years with this dreadful disease.

It is difficult to put into words how totally heartbreaking the loss of Ryan is and how completely incomprehensible it is that this dreadful disease has now struck our family twice as Ryan’s brother Joe also died after contracting meningitis 21 years ago when he was just two months old.

On New Year’s Day we had our traditional family get together with Ryan, enjoying being together as all families do at that time of year with the usual games and friendly competition between us all and on that day amidst all the laughter we could never have imagined that within days we would all be completely shattered with the news that Ryan was gone, so suddenly and so unexpectedly and with no chance to save him. Meningitis B is now responsible for 90% of all confirmed cases and there is still no vaccine.
It is so apparent that Ryan has made such a positive difference to so many lives. His family and his friends will never get over losing him but we will all treasure the precious memories that he gifted to us and will hold him in our heart for always.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”.

Please help however you can by sponsoring our event with whatever you can afford, every pound will make a difference and will help to fund research to find a vaccine, increase awareness and education and prevent this disease from cruelly taking such precious lives.
“Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something”

With much love to all of you and our sincerest thanks for your support

Jayne, David, Julie and Sue xx

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Updates 6

Huge thanks to AFS Fire Safety Consultants for their sponsorship of 50.00 given to David.

10/05/12 08:12

Really grateful to Workplace Law for their very generous sponsorship of £150.00 via David.

18/04/12 06:53

A huge Thank You to West Norwich Lions and their sponsorship of £50.00 via Sue

18/04/12 06:50

Massive Thank You to Kettle Foods and their donation of £100.00

18/04/12 06:48

Kettle Foods - £100 Norwich Lions - £50 Workplace Law - £150 Thank you so much x

18/04/12 06:19

Raising money for

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Meningitis is deadly; killing and seriously disabling in hours. Small children and young adults are high risk, but all ages can be affected. Globally 1,000 people die daily. We fundraise to invest in research, campaign for vaccines, provide symptom information and support those already affected.

Donations 34

Sponsorship from Jaynes friend Gill and family. Many Thanks xxxx

Donation by jayne brown on 29/09/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sponsorship collected from Sue Goodalls friends, family and work colleagues at Hurn chemist. Thanks to all for your support xx

Donation by Sue Goodall on 29/09/12


+ £35.97 Gift Aid

Sponsorship money from Davids colleagues at City College Norwich. Many Thanks.

Donation by jayne brown on 29/08/12


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

Donations made by family, friends and work colleagues. Thanks to you all !!

Donation by Julie King on 29/08/12


+ £95.50 Gift Aid

Sponsorship made possible with the help of Shaun Larkins and all his work colleagues at Duff Morgan, Norwich.

Donation by Julie King on 29/08/12


+ £27.00 Gift Aid


Donation by KIM AND ROB SHEARWOOD on 28/08/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to you all, you did a brilliant job!!

Donation by Victoria Hindle on 24/08/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

more sponsorship from Jaynes work colleagues at the University Medical Centre

Donation by Anonymous on 08/08/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

some more sponsorship from Jaynes work colleagues

Donation by Anonymous on 07/08/12


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Julie and friends. A great effort by you all. Maria x

Donation by Maria Chamberlain on 06/08/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Sponsorship from my lovely friends Tracey and Julie and their families, thank you xxx

Donation by jayne brown on 31/07/12


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Very kind sponsorship from Rachel (Jaynes work colleague)

Donation by jayne brown on 25/07/12


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Full of admiration for you all. Vanessa

Donation by Vanessa Fleming on 20/07/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Julie, Don't forget to hang on !!!

Donation by Ben Casey on 14/07/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all, wish we could be with you, but go knowing we are with you in spirit Love you all, remembering Ryan xx

Donation by Angela, Paul, Michelle, Nicola & Lewis on 13/07/12


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Mum, Jayne, Sue and David, all for a good cause!! #rememberryan

Donation by Emma Hoffman on 11/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Jayne & David, Sue & Julie, especially with this crazy weather! xxxx

Donation by James Sweatman on 11/07/12


+ £7.00 Gift Aid

From Kathryn (Jaynes work colleague)

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Mum and Dad, and Sue and Julie, lots of love Kaylee and Simon xxx rememberryan always and forever xxxxxx

Donation by kaylee brown on 05/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all, hope the weather is kind up there! x

Donation by Andrew Broom on 04/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck you 4! Lots of love Charlotte & James xxxxxxxxxxxxx #rememberryan xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Charlotte Broom on 04/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Sian Bulman on 01/07/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck, best wishes.

Donation by steve sweatman on 01/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck hope the weather holds out :D

Donation by Kevin Starland on 21/06/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,396.88
  • Offline donations£350.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,746.88
  • Gift Aid£349.22

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