Meningitis charity effort continues in Cwmbran
6:17pm Friday 25th April 2014 in News
THE fundraising effort continues for a meningitis charity following the death of a Cwmbran three year old.
Shae Brynley Button died from the illness on April 14 after falling ill with vomiting and a temperature the night before.
Over the weekend in Asda, Cwmbran, family friends will be at the tills offering to pack bags for customers in return for a donation for charity.
They will be in the store from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4.15pm on Sunday.
Last weekend, hundreds of balloons were released in Gwent Square , Cwmbran in memory of Shae.
People were then invited to the Football Factory in Avondale Industrial Estate for a bouncy castle, face painting , cake sale, and character appearances as the family work to raise awareness of the illness.
A Facebook page has also been set up in his memory, R.I.P Shae Brynley Button, that has 2,346 members.
A fundraising page that was set up in his honour, with all proceeds will go to charity Meningitis Now, has raised £700.23.
The night before his death, his mother, Connie Button, had stayed with Shae throughout the night, but in the morning she said he deteriorated before her eyes.
She called an ambulance at 7am after he became limp and unresponsive and noticed two little spots on his back.
She said: “He developed meningococcal septicaemia meningitis, and it took his life in four hours.”
She described her little boy as having the biggest heart and most infectious smile you could imagine.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Hayley-Orme
Torfaen Riding Club is holding a fundraising day in memory of Shae on Sunday June 1.
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