Help needed to win charity drive

A COUPLE who lost their little boy to meningitis are calling for local people to back them in a bid to win a share of a £10,000 charity fund.

Rachael Wells and Darren Prime, from Alnwick, set up the Joshua James Prime Forever Fund in memory of their seven-month-old son, who suddenly died from pneumococcal meningitis in March this year.

They now hope to win public backing for a share of the Benfield Motor Group’s Charity Drive, which is a Facebook campaign where people can vote for their top charity.

Rachael said: “Joshua was an image of perfection in our dreams whilst pregnant and a perfect reality in our arms when he was born on July 24, 2010. He was our first child and his loss has had an enormous impact on us both as well as the community as he touched the hearts of so many people.

“We set up a Meningitis UK Forever Fund in memory of Joshua in April, as an online tribute page that is personal to him and a permanent place to remember him and share with our family and friends. It also raises money in his name for Meningitis UK, so we are fund-raising towards the elimination of this devastating disease.”

Voting closes on Monday and anyone wanting to participate can visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/drivebenfield

For more information about Joshua’s Forever Fund visit https://meningitisuk.tributefunds.com/fund/Joshua+James+Prime/showFund/