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.”