A Meltham couple are raising awareness of a charity close to their hearts after the tragic loss of their baby son to meningitis.
Helen and Nigel Baucutt lost their son Alfie in December last year aged just two weeks old and were supported through her grief by charity Meningitis Now.
The couple are now urging others to support the charity to raise awareness. They have been supported by the Lindley branch of Yorkshire Building Society which has donated £500 in Alfie’s memory.
Helen said: “I just wanted to get the message across that meningitis has a truly devastating impact on people’s lives.
“Alfie was fine and then he stopped feeding, he didn’t have a rash or anything.
“We took him to A&E and he was treated but sadly he died just two weeks old.
“It’s something you never get over. Meningitis Now have been brilliant and I wanted to encourage others to support them to give something back.
“You think it’s something that always happens to somebody else, or somebody else’s child but it happened to us.”
For more information about Meningitis Now go to www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-info/