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Fleetwood children boost Callum’s Crusade fund

Mike Towne receives a cheque from children at West View Estate's Dream Tream - money they raised for Callum's Crusade

Mike Towne receives a cheque from children at West View Estate's Dream Tream - money they raised for Callum's Crusade

A Fleetwood campaign which raises money for research into meningitis has received a cash boost.

Children from West View Estate Dream Scheme took part in a range of fund-raising events at Christmas to benefit a local cause.

As part of their community work, they made Christmas cards and decorations, planned and ran a Christmas fair, and managed to raise £164 for Callum’s Crusade in the process.

Callum’s Crusade was set up in memory of baby Callum Towne, who lost his life to meningitis in 2012. He had contracted the streptococcus B strain of the deadly illness when he was born. He was just six weeks old when he died.

To collect the cheque on behalf of the campaign was Mike Towne, Callum’s dad.

Emma McElhinney, Callum’s mum, said: “We’d really like to thank all the children and volunteers from the Dream Scheme for choosing Callum’s Crusade to donate their hard-earned funds too.

“All funds help the charity massively, and it really, really means such a lot to us, well done to all of them.”

Callum’s Crusade has raised a staggering £23,366, which has been donated to Meningitis Now.

 

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