Turkey treat: Solihull farmer's £5 flutter to boost Meningitis UK - The Solihull Observer

Turkey treat: Solihull farmer's £5 flutter to boost Meningitis UK

Solihull Editorial 2nd Dec, 2020   0

LOCAL turkey farmers Adlington Ltd are giving away a 7kg Award Winning Bronze Free Range Turkey to three lucky winners in a bid to raise money for charity Meningitis Now.

A £5 donation to the charity enters the donor into a draw to win one of the three turkeys – valued at £88 – which will be delivered anywhere in the UK to the lucky winners in time for Christmas.

The fundraising drive aims to raise valuable funds in celebration of the life of Rod and Anna Adlington’s three year old son Barney who died in 2005.

Rod Adlington said: “Barney died of meningitis septicaemia in 2005, only 12 hours after first complaining of a headache.

“In celebrating Barney’s life, we are hoping to raise as much money as possible, while also raising awareness of the symptoms of meningitis and reducing the impact of this awful disease. A huge thanks to everyone who wants to support us.”

Raffle entrants are asked to donate the entry fee of £5 to Rod’s fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adlingtonltdturkeymeningitis and then forward their email receipt to [email protected] to enter the draw.

Multiple entries of £5 each are allowed.

The final date for entry will be midnight on December 10, any donations after this time will be greatly appreciated but unfortunately will not be entered into the raffle.

The prize draw will be made the following day.

Based on the outskirts of Balsall Common, Adlington Ltd have been providing exemplary premium products for the British fine food market for three generations.

Rod, his wife Anna, and their children are now involved in running family business.

They are ably supported by Rod’s parents, who are in their 80s but still very active.

Rod recently featured in an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile talking to Adam Henson about how preparations for Christmas are different this year.

Meningitis Now has funded research, provided support and worked to raise the public’s awareness of the disease for 30 years. Their vision is a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.


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