Bag a bargain to battle meningitis


Gracie - Credit: Archant

A MUM whose baby beat meningitis earlier this year asks everyone to bag a bargain to battle the disease.

Gemma Lizemore, of Wiveliscombe, took her ill Gracie, then seven weeks old, to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, in January.

She was diagnosed with pneumococcal disease and spent 11 weeks battling in three hospitals.

The 34-year-old mum is hosting a charity sale for Meningitis Now at The White Hart, Wiveliscombe, on Saturday, May 31, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Items include quality clothes, handbags, toys, bric-a-brac and homemade cakes.

The mum-of-two said: “It was heart-breaking seeing Gracie fighting for her life, but she fought amazingly and I thank everyone who helped.

“I want to do all I can to stop this happening to others, so come, bag a bargain and support the charity, which continues to help us through the traumatic times.”

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