An Arbroath woman is organising a two hour ‘Burnathon’ in memory of her baby brother and to help a children’s charity.
Cheryl Fraser is holding the event in aid of Action medical Research and is in memory of her brother Dean who died of meningitis at just 17 months.
The Burnathon will take place in the Arbroath Community Centre between 1 and 3 p.m. on April 25, the eve of Dean’s birthday.
She came up with the idea during a ‘Body Burn’ workout run by ex-Navy fitness instructor Kim McDonald, and this has been developed into a two hour aerobic workout to 80s and 90s dance music. Cheryl and Kim are inviting everyone to raise funds through sponsorship and to wear clothes from the era.
Cheryl said: “Dean was 17 months old when he passed away from Pneumococcal meningitis.
“My mother never had any warning and Dean had no symptoms that we knew of that was a sign leading to this tragedy. If I can do something to support Action Medical Research in funding research into helping save and change the lives of sick and vulnerable babies and helping prevent other babies dying of meningitis then I’m really happy.”
There will be a collection bucket at the hall on the day.
“People can come down and donate whatever they wish or just come and show their support”, says Cheryl. “I want to do all that I can to raise awareness and help families and young children, to prevent them from going through the same thing.”
If you’d like to book your place on the Burnathon please contact Cheryl on 07896 049739.
If you would like to raise funds or awareness for Action Medical Research visit www.action.org.uk/get_involved.