Fundraisers take to the streets in memory of Loren
ENTHUSIASTIC fundraisers – along with a giant duck – took to the streets of Cirencester last weekend to raise money in memory of a girl who died of meningitis.
Last week the Standard reported Jane Brookes was organising 11 fundraising events in memory of her daughter Loren, who died of meningitis 11 years ago, aged 11.
Jane kicked off her campaign this weekend with a team of fundraisers bag-packing in Waitrose, Cirencester on Saturday morning, raising around £300 for the Meningitis Trust.
In the afternoon they took to the streets of Cirencester – with Jane’s husband Colin dressed as the Meningitis Trust’s mascot Monty the duck – and raised a further £301.46.
Jane said Colin’s colleagues at Batten and Allen also sponsored him £620 to wear the costume and she was delighted by how the day had gone.
“The people were fantastic, very friendly and very generous,” she said. “The children loved Monty and Colin was brilliant in the costume.
“Very importantly we raised awareness too.
“We are so appreciative of everyone’s support, it’s hard to put into words how overwhelmed we are.”
The next event Jane is organising is an invitation-only garden party on Saturday June 2, followed by a skittles tournament at the Golden Farm pub, Cirencester, on Sunday June 3.
For more information or to donate to Jane’s fundraising efforts, visit justgiving.com/loren-brookes