raised at ball in memory of Burnham-On-Sea's James Griffiths
family of a well-known Burnham-On-Sea man who tragically died at
age 35 have raised thousand of pounds in his memory at a special
Griffiths died at Harefield Hospital in London in April last year,
reported here at the time, after he experienced complications
as a result of a three-part heart operation.
35-year-old suffered from Marfan's syndrome, a disorder of the bodys
connective tissues, which causes heart defects and lens dislocation.
mother Louise and sister Victoria organised 'The One for James Ball'
at The Batch Country House in Lympsham on April 27th as a tribute
sell-pout event was attended by 300 people and £10,400 was
raised on the night, which has been divided between the Bristol
Eye Hospital and Harefield Hospital, both of which helped James.
Medd, James' mum, said: "I would just like to say thank you
to everyone that helped, attended and donated."
was a wonderful to celebrate Jamess life and raise money for
the two hospitals."
special thanks to The Rock Choir who sang throughout the event,
Buster who was compare and auctioneer and the band Six
Machine who provided the music after dinner."
May 27th the fundraising will continue when Louise and Victoria
are running the Edinburgh Half Marathon with with two of James'
friends, Helen Jenkins and Wayne Barrett who are running the full
page is online
here has already raised more than £1,000 of their target
James Reddish says on the page: "For people that knew him,
James was a constant inspiration as he constantly tackled health
issues and challenges, always doing so with his unique sense of
positivity, humour and wit. It's something we all need to channel
through our training."
raised from the race will be shared between Bristol Eye Hospital,
Harefield Hospital and The British Heart Foundation.