A football match in aid of the Meningitis Trust has been arranged by Jane Brookes, whose 11-year-old daughter Loren died of the disease 11 years ago
CHARITABLE footballers will be strapping their boots on this weekend in memory of a Cirencester girl who died of meningitis.
The football match in aid of the Meningitis Trust is the eighth in a series of 11 events arranged by Jane Brookes, whose 11-year-old daughter Loren died of the disease 11 years ago.
Jane launched her fundraising campaign earlier this year, and is now just £500 away from her target of raising £3,300 before the end of 2012.
The football match at South Cerney FC at 10.30am this Sunday (September 30) will see players of all ages and abilities take to the pitch for a good-natured kickabout in Loren’s memory.
Jane said everyone was welcome to turn up and watch or even join in on Sunday morning.
“If the other events are anything to go by it will be a brilliant get together and as usual we will be holding a raffle at the end,” she said.
“The aim of the fundraising is to raise awareness of meningitis, remember Loren who lost her life to the disease and raise money for the Meningitis Trust who offer valuable support in many ways to those who lives are affected by the disease.”
Other events Jane has arranged in Loren’s memory have included a women-only sleepover at the Golden Farm pub in Cirencester, a karaoke night and bag-packing in Waitrose, and she is also planning a bingo and a quiz night.
For more information or to donate to Jane’s fundraising efforts, visit justgiving.com/loren-brookes