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A MUM from Chadwick End is urging others to create a stir this month after taking part in the Meningitis Trust’s Coffee Break fund raiser last Friday.

A MUM from Chadwick End is urging others to create a stir this month after taking part in the Meningitis Trust’s Coffee Break fund raiser last Friday.

Angela Cloke, whose nine-year-old son Samuel was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis when he was at 18 months, opened her house to visitors last week from 9am to 5pm, serving breakfast, dinner and tea.

She had been baking cakes since January for the big day.

In the process she raised £1,780 and is now calling on people across Solihull to switch on their kettle and help the charity raise funds too.

Coffee breakers can charge a fee for every beverage, biscuit, cake or sandwich consumed and donate the cash to the organisation.

Mrs Cloke, aged 41, said: “Samuel has made a good recovery but meningitis can come on quickly and have a devastating effect. Early diagnosis saves lives.”

Anyone wanting to get involved and organise their own coffee break, should call 0845 120 4530 for a free information pack, which includes invitations, posters, balloons and a money box or visit www.meningitis-trust.org/coffeebreak.

 

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