A bereaved mum from Kingstanding is saying thank you for her son’s hospital care by taking part in our charity’s first-ever 5km walk this July.

After hearing about our ‘Fun Family 5’ event, in association with The Big Sleuth, mother-of-two Laura Page was keen to get involved, in memory of her much-loved eldest son Jayden-James.

Diagnosed with meningitis at six-days-old – an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord – Jayden-James sadly lost his battle with the disease at just 17-days-old.

To keep his legacy alive, Laura is joining the Fun Family 5 sponsored stroll in Sutton Park, alongside her fiancé James and best friends Sarah, Adam and Lisa, with the hope of raising £200 our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Laura, 25, said:

Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity means such a lot to me. I’d like to say thank you to the incredibly ambitious and determined Intensive Care staff, who did an amazing job looking after my son during our one-week hospital stay.

Hopefully the money I raise, with the help of my fiancé and friends, will help to fund much-needed medical advances and make a huge difference to children treated at the children’s hospital in the future.

Fancy dress for Fun Family 5 is optional, but Laura and her fellow fundraisers will be donning tutus and rainbow wigs to add a bit of ‘fun’ into their fundraising.

Following their 5k, the generous group will be able to enjoy the bear-themed activities on offer at the event’s dedicated Activity Zone – including the reveal of an exclusive, top-secret Big Sleuth bear.

Annie Eytle, Acting Events and Regional Fundraising Manager at our charity, added:

We’re incredibly grateful to Laura for saying thank you to our hospital in this special way and taking part in our brand-new Fun Family 5 event. Fun Family 5 will bring the magic of The Big Sleuth to life and we can’t wait to see hundreds of fundraisers at Sutton Park, helping us to do more for our poorly patients.

Plus, to donate visit Laura’s JustGiving page.