Sea creatures in fun walk with a serious message

Family and friends gather for the Toddle Waddle along Worthing seafront on Saturday in aid of Meningitis Now. Pictures: Derek Martin DM16130358a
Family and friends gather for the Toddle Waddle along Worthing seafront on Saturday in aid of Meningitis Now. Pictures: Derek Martin DM16130358a
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Sea creatures were seen waddling along Worthing prom on Saturday.

Children had dressed up for a charity walk to raise money for Meningitis Now.

DM16130386a Evie Cannon, two, dressed as Dory

DM16130386a Evie Cannon, two, dressed as Dory

Sophie Murray, of Dominion Road, Worthing, organised the Toddle Waddle with her elder sister Nicole Murray.

It was in memory of their baby sister, Luana, who died from meningitis aged ten months old in 2007.

Sophie said: “Our family and friends, babies, toddlers and children, dressed up as sea creatures for a walk along the seafront and through town.

“Our gorgeous little sister, Luana Murray, lost her life to this cruel and devastating disease, so we are raising money for the charity Meningitis Now. It’s such a great cause.

DM16130366a Cali Howell, Alice Gledhill, Grace Morris and Grace Richardson-Clarke

DM16130366a Cali Howell, Alice Gledhill, Grace Morris and Grace Richardson-Clarke

“Our aim is to raise as much money as we can and to also raise awareness about meningitis.”

They raised a total of £706.

Sophie and her family have been raising money for Meningitis Now since Luana died nine years ago and the total over the years is around £12,500.

Visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Luanamurray or text LUAN67 to 70070 with an amount to make a donation.

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