Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Parents Aim to Save Others from Disease That Claimed Their Girls

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Parents Aim to Save Others from Disease That Claimed Their Girls

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Byline: Mike Blackburn

Two Teesside couples who each tragically lost a child to meningitis are helping make schools more aware of the disease.

National charity Meningitis UK hopes to save children's lives with a new campaign about the dangers of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia.

All schools in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland will be sent an information pack, which is being launched to thank local families and their communities for donating thousands of pounds towards meningitis vaccine research.

Terry and Sue Laing, from Stockton, whose 24-year-old daughter Helen died from meningococcal septicaemia in 2001, have raised nearly pounds 30,000 for Meningitis UK through an annual sponsored walk in Helen's memory.

Neil and Jayne Pickard, from Thornaby, who lost five-year-old daughter Laura to meningitis in the same year, have also raised hundreds of pounds.

Both families supported the launch yesterday at Stockton's Holy Trinity School where Helen Laing, a nursery nurse, was a former pupil. …

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