Youngsters in Louth toddle off on walk for Meningitis Now

Becki Bailey and Dean Booth with their daughter Mia.
Becki Bailey and Dean Booth with their daughter Mia.

Halloween came early at Hubbards Hills on Sunday as 26 youngsters were seen taking part in a fancy dress toddle waddle to help raise funds for Meningitis Now. The event was organised by Louth parents Becki Bailey and Dean Booth who wanted to raise funds and awareness for the cause after their daughter Mia was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease at just three-weeks-old and were told it was unlikely she would live.

But now two and half years on, Mia is picture of health after beating Meningitis.

Becki commented: “To help raise funds for Meningitis Now, we decided it would be a good idea to organise a toddle waddle. After the walk, myself and Dean handed out certificates, balloons, sign and symptom cards and Halloween masks for the children to wear. It was a wonderful day and great to see so many of the children had dressed up for the occasion.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part and all those who supported the event and a big thank to my mum and dad for being there for us throughout Mia’s battle back to health. We are overwhelmed at how many people got involved with the charity event and we can’t thank them enough.”