Double cash boost for baby Callum

Happy cyclists who took part in a Callum's Crusade cycle run from Fleetwood to Knott End.
Happy cyclists who took part in a Callum's Crusade cycle run from Fleetwood to Knott End.
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A FUNDRAISING campaign aimed at battling meningitis has reached almost £11,000 after two recent money-sponners.

Callum Towne of Fleetwood was only six weeks old when he fell victim to the disease and Callum’s Crusade was set up in his memory.

His grandad John McElhinney raised £1,600 at his local pub in Barnsley and in Fleetwood a sponsored cycle ride from Knott End to Fleetwood raised £1,000.

The Rose and Crown at Darton in Barnsley had a music festival involving local bands.

Mr McElhinney said: “The day was action-packed, the music was fantastic.

“We are delighted with the amount raised in memory of baby Callum.”

Callum’s mum Emma McElhinney, said: “Callum’s death was a big blow.

“When Callum was in hospital in Manchester, he was there every day.”

Another boost for Meningitis UK came with the sponsored cycle by 19 riders.

Miss McElhinney added: “Until October there is going to be something happening every week so it’s going to be very busy.”

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