Mum who lost son is charity ambassador

fund-raiser: Emma Moore

fund-raiser: Emma Moore

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A brave woman who lost her baby to meningitis is raising awareness of the illness to help others.

Emma Moore, 26, of Penwortham, lost son George to the disease in October 2013.

He was just 10 months old.

Emma has become a Meningitis Now Community Ambassador, to fund-raise, raise awareness and provide support to people in her community.

She said: “Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child and to have to carry on life without them beside you is a very hard step to take. With the support, kindness and help of this amazing charity I feel that George’s life has saved so many others, including my own.

“Meningitis Now has given me the focus to carry on, to honour George’s life and memory, and it’s something I can never thank them enough for.

“I am proud to have raised money in George’s memory and I feel his life means so much to many people because of the money he’s inspired people to raise and donate.

“I am so happy to be given the opportunity to become a Community Ambassador because I feel there is no better way to honour my little boy and make him proud of me than to help others in his name, preventing any other families losing their child and living the rest of their lives with someone so special missing.”

Charity chief executive Sue Davie added: “We’re thrilled that Emma has joined us as a face of the charity in her area. Her tragic story highlights just how ruthless this disease can be and how quickly it can cause devastation.”

Call 01453 768000 for more about the charity.