Sammie's Fund Run, 27th September 2009, Westport Lake


Earlier this year MRSA Action UK met the family and friends of Sammie Fallon.  Sam was diagnosed with MRSA after a bone marrow sample was taken from her hip, and tragically died aged just 17 years old.  Sammie's friend Jade organised a fundraising event in memory of Sammie.

Jade is pictured below (centre) with friends and family, including Sammie's mum Sue.  The day was a great success and a lovely way to pay tribute to Sammie.  The event's on the day raised 370 pounds and there is also around 1,000 pounds in sponsorship still to come.  MRSA Action UK would like to thank Jade and everyone who took part in the day and for the generous donations made to the Charity.


Clive (Doris) at the starting point.  Clive has raised a significant amount of sponsorship from his work colleagues at Bam Nuttalls by dressing as Doris.  Clive is pictured with Amber and Gill (left).

Other colleagues working at the Olympic Village also contributed, thanks to friend at VGC, Hunter Plant and Tag Construction.

Jade is pictured with Alex and Katrina as the 118 118 twins.

John (below) wins on the Tombola, the toys were donated to children who lost everything in a house fire in Winsford.
MRSA Action UK Mascot Hayleigh is pictured left with her cousin Kai, they were amongst the leaders in the fun run.
Signal 1 Hotshots entertain the friends who took part in the event with Sniggles the bear.

Around 80 people participated in the event, the race around Westport Lake and attractions on the day helped raise the profile of MRSA Action UK, and raise awareness amongst young people. 
Philip completed four laps around the lake and is pictured on his final lap.

Dale in a spin with Joe, and winning tombola prizes for the children.
Sue and Ange with pictures of Sammie on T-shirts.  Friends and members of MRSA Action UK were very moved by all the hard work that went into the event and the companies who came along and gave their time free-of-charge.

Thanks also to the companies who helped with prizes:

Northwood Garden Centre
VUE cinema
Odeon cinema
New Vic Theatre
Ten Pin Bowling
Zazz Projects Ltd
Trentham Monkey Forest
West Midlands Safari Park


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