In memory of Callum

Founder of Meningitis UK Steve Dayman (with bucket), Callum's parents Emma McElhinney and Michael Towne flanking Steve, and event organisers with raffle and auction prizes. Below, guest singer Stacy Saunderson.

Founder of Meningitis UK Steve Dayman (with bucket), Callum's parents Emma McElhinney and Michael Towne flanking Steve, and event organisers with raffle and auction prizes. Below, guest singer Stacy Saunderson.

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MORE than £15,000 has been raised after yet another successful charity night in memory of a baby struck down with meningitis.

Callum Towne was six weeks old when he was killed by the disease but his brave parents, Emma McElhinney and Mike Towne, were determined his death should not be in vain.

Guest singer Stacy Saunderson.

Guest singer Stacy Saunderson.

They have launched Callum’s Crusade to raise awareness of meningitis and its dangers.

Several events have been staged in the nine months since Callum died in January, the latest a live music and disco night at Fleetwood Conservative Club on Lowther Road.

A raffle and auction helped boost the money raised by Saturday night’s event.

Emma’s sister, Jayne McElhinney, said: “It was a good night and everyone there enjoyed it. With the proceeds from Saturday we have now raised £15,000.

“It is all about remembering Callum, doing something positive and making sure no one else has to go through what we went through.”

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