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Galgorm event raises £16,000 for Meningitis Research Foundation]

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Galgorm event raises £16,000 for Meningitis Research Foundation] thumbnailThe McKee family from left to right: Clifford Wilson, Lynsay Wilson, Sammy McKee, Anna McKee, Julie McKee and Leslie McKee. Lynsay and Leslie are Sammy and Anna’s children pictured with their respective husband and wife. GB11988 p5

THE Meningitis Research Foundation, in association with the family of Christopher McKee from Ballymena, raised a magnificent £16,000 at a gala ball in his memory at Galgorm Resort and Spa earlier this month.
The event was a way for the McKee family to celebrate Christopher's life as well contributing to the ongoing fight against meningitis in Northern Ireland.
Christopher sadly died from meningitis in 2011 while studying in England.
The red carpet was rolled out at Galgorm for guests with a four course gourmet meal, a raffle and auction as well evening entertainment which was provided by The Merchants.
The event was a stylish affair with men looking smart in black tie and ladies glamorous in their ball gowns.
Guests danced until 2am, enjoying the atmosphere and taking the opportunity to celebrate Christopher's life among family and friends.
The auction and the raffle had some fantastic prizes with guests digging deep and displaying enormous generosity in their support of the Meningitis Research Foundation.
To the delight of the both the McKee family and the charity, the event raised the fantastic sum of just over £16,000 for the Foundation.
Sinead McMurray of the Meningitis Research Foundation said: "Tthis event would not have been possible without the commitment, support and hard work of the McKee family.
“They have supported us since Christopher sadly passed away in 2011 and we are very grateful for all of their hard work.
“We would also like to thank all of the guests for their generosity as well as those who supported the event with donations, raffle prizes and auction lots.
“This money will go a long way towards supporting the vital work of the foundation."
If you would like more information about the work of the Meningitis Research Foundation or have any questions of concerns, you can contact the charity on 02890321283 or info@meningitis-ni.org.

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