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Braintree: Family raise £240 for Great Ormond Street Hospital
1:00pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
The parents of a toddler who survived meningitis were joined by Peppa Pig and Minnie Mouse to help with their latest fundraising event.
Chloe Mulqueen and Matt Bevan, along with their son Alfie, collected £240 for Great Ormond Street Hospital [GOSH] in Braintree town centre on Saturday.
Alfie, now 2, was rushed to specialist hospital when he was just three-weeks-old with group B streptococcus infection, which results in one in ten affected babies dying from blood poisoning, meningitis or pneumonia.
He underwent four weeks of treatment before being allowed home.
Since then the family have held fundraisers to help charities, such as Rainbow House which provided them with a place to stay near the hospital.
Miss Mulqueen, 23, of Oak Tree Gardens, Braintree, said: “You never think anything like this will happen to you, until it does, so obviously we just want to do anything we can to help families in that situation.
“We hadn’t done any fundraising for GOSH yet so it was quite nice to do it for them.
“It was quite overwhelming the amount of people saying their sons or daughters had been there and a lot of people were asking about doing something to help, so that was nice.”
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