Teenager's thanks to lifesavers

A TEENAGER who nearly died after contacting a form of meningitis is today organising a fund-raising event to say thank you. Kate Thompson's life was saved ten years ago by early diagnosis and top rate hospital care and now she and her family are organising a murder mystery event to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Meningitis Trust.

A TEENAGER who nearly died after contacting a form of meningitis is today organising a fund-raising event to say thank you.

Kate Thompson's life was saved ten years ago by early diagnosis and top rate hospital care and now she and her family are organising a murder mystery event to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Meningitis Trust.

Kate, 13, from Wingfield, near Eye, was just three years old when she was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia and treated by both Ipswich Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is now fully recovered.

Local amateur actors have volunteered to participate in two performances of a mystery story set in a school and entitled Taught a Lesson, which Kate and her friends will also be involved in.

The performances will take place in Wingfield and Syleham Village Hall on May 3, at 12.30 pm and 7 pm.

Members of the audience will be encouraged to turn up in school uniform or dressed as teachers and a “school dinner” will be served half an hour before each performance.

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Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children with a family ticket for two adults and two children costing £25. They are available through Kate and her family on 01379 668169.

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