Slimathon to turn group’s loss into charity’s gain

Mum, Natalie Nel, with her sister Tammy Nel and their mum Julie Nel, and people who will be doing the event
Mum, Natalie Nel, with her sister Tammy Nel and their mum Julie Nel, and people who will be doing the event
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A group of big-hearted slimmers are trying to raise money in memory of three-year-old Jayden Nel who died of meningitis in December last year.

Members of the Rushden Slimming World group chose to raise money for the Jayden Nel Remembrance Fund, with a six-week slimathon, because they say it is a cause which has touched them all.

The group’s consultant Amie Craddock said: “Both Jayden’s nan and auntie are part of the slimming group, so after what happened it hit the group quite hard.

“So that is why we chose this cause, as it is something that just means a lot to everyone and it is such a big thing to be raising money to try to find cures for meningitis.”

Jayden’s mother, Natalie Nel, said: “It’s lovely that Slimming World members in Rushden have chosen to support the charity. Their donations will help towards the research into preventing meningitis and septicaemia, improve survival rates, outcomes and giving support to people and families affected.”

Mrs Craddock said new members are welcome to join the slimathon, and more details on how to join or how to donate to the fund can be found by calling her on 07730 795235.