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Gareth Mills

Brixworth Velo ride in memory of Jonty - Meningitis Now Charity

Fundraising for Meningitis Now

51 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 21 supporters

Meningitis Now

We support those affected by meningitis to stop the disease devastating lives

Charity Registration No. 803016 (England & Wales) SC037790 (Scotland)


Thanks for visiting mine and Brixworth Velo teams fundraising page.

We've joined together to raise money for charity. You'll see my fundraising target above, which will be added to our team target. Your donation can really help us smash our goal.

We aim to raise money for Meningitis Now by pushing our minds and bodies beyond what they are capable off.

In memory of Jonty, the marvellous Brixworth Velo cycling group will be riding 200 miles in 2 days from Brixworth to his grave-site at Ulley and back over the weekend of 14th/15th July.

Jonty died of Meningitis on 17th March 2005, aged just 6. He was a lovely, happy-go-lucky little boy who liked riding his bike, trains and football. He was fine one evening, and taken by this dreadful disease the next morning, never regaining consciousness.

My family have also been affected by Meningitis. When my Dad was 16/17 yrs old he contracted TB Meningitis and was in a coma for 4 days. After using an experimental drug the doctors saved his life, but the Meningitis and drugs made him completely deaf. Due to this horrible disease my Dad's dream of joining the Navy were ended, and he has had to live a life in silence ever since. Doctors to this day are shocked that he is still alive as this was a fatal illness.

Your support will go towards the fantastic work done by the charity such as the campaign calling for the Meningitis B Vaccine to be given to all children under 11 free on the NHS, supporting new research projects and funding the publicity material, information and helplines that Meningitis Now provides to support people affected by this awful disease.

What Brixworth Velo are attempting is nothing compared to the work that Meningitis Now charity does on a daily basis, and they need all the support they can to continue the great work they are doing.

Please dig deep for this very worthy cause and support the Brixworth Velo in helping us smash our goal and support this great charity.

Thanks very much.