Toddle for a cause

editorial image
Headteacher Howard Payne with (left) Lenny Horrell, 10, Ryan Hooper, seven, and the signed ball.   Picture: Sarah Standing (170829-4028)

Football signed by Man Utd stars is main attraction in Portsmouth school’s raffle

Have your say

INFANTS made duck hats and waddled through their school to raise awareness of meningitis.

Ninety youngsters at Copnor Infants took part in the sponsored walk organised by mum Wendy Spanner, who had a terrifying experience with her first-born.

Her son Thomas, now eight and in excellent health, caught meningitis at 24 hours old.

The alarm was raised in time after his body became limp and unresponsive.

Every year Mrs Spanner, 40, organises the toddle to help other parents spot the signs of the disease.

She said: ‘It’s so important to raise awareness – with meningitis every second counts.’

For more information visit

Back to the top of the page