It would have been Chris's 21st birthday in April 2014 and to mark the occasion the charity set itself a target of raising £21,000 in order to make substantial donations to Meningitis Now and The UK Sepsis Trust, as both conduct research into the condition that affected Christopher. We held various charity events  in the 18 months preceding Chris's 21st  and had raised just over £12,000, plus a very generous donation of £3,500 was made to Meningitis Now on our behalf by Greenergy after we were nominated by one of Rich's friends . In order to  try and raise the final amount we needed to reach our target we held a charity auction for 100 people on Chris’s actual 21st birthday at Heswall Golf Club.The fantastic Ben Francis Magic and singer Mathew Roberts provided the entertainment and delicious cakes from Cupcake's and Beyond were served on the night. We would like to thank everyone who supported this event as we are delighted to announce that a fabulous total of £5188.83 was raised from auction bids, raffle ticket sales and donations. At the end of the night we were just £63 short of our target until Specsavers Birkenhead stood in and generously donated the shortfall .This meant that we were finally able to reach the £21,000 target we set ourselves to mark Chris's 21st which is a phenomenal achievement.Thank you all for your continued and unquestioning support .

Items for the auction and raffle were generously donated by :-

Specsavers Birkenhead, Jewellery By Design Birkenhead , Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa , Alan D Scoffield Heating Ltd West Kirby,The Manor Greasby , Ellies Greasby,  Peel Hey Frankby, The Wro West Kirby, Le Bizz  West Kirby, Rightway West Kirby , The Fabric Loft West Kirby, Brand Design West Kirby, Eden Floral Design West Kirby,  Morrisons West Kirby, Archers Ice Cream Parlour Heswall, Linghams - Heswall , Goulds Heswall,  Tesco Heswall, Kitch N Sync - Cheshire Oaks , Carr Farm Meols, Lifestyle Outlet West Kirby, Studio 154 Greasby, Hasbro , Steiff , Dyson , David and Victoria Beckham, Al Murray, TGI Fridays , Everton FC , Graze, Total Fitness , Go Ape, SensatioNail , Yorkshire Tea, Wilkinson's - Liscard, Parkin S Booth, Next, Aromo Coffee , Nando's, Hornby, Muddy Good Fun at Carden Park, Co-Op , Lush , Macadamia Hair Products, Tetley, Eurostar, The Crocky Trail, Carol Vorderman , Butlers  Chocolates, Mason Cash, Chiquitos, Nails Inc, Lily Flame, Blue Planet Aquarium, Marks and Spencers Cheshire Oaks , Arden & Amici , Wakelins Coffee Lincolnshire, Beatles Story, Portmeirion ,Thumbs Up Nails, TK Maxx ,Jane Asher ,Boxdelux, Nivea,Furniss of Cornwall,Aynsley,Land Rover,Ness Gardens, Build a Bear, Whitworths, Walkers Shortbread, Jennings Brewery Cumbria, Cath Kidston, Chester Racecourse,Pyrex, Debbie and Andrews Sausages, L'Oreal , Beauty uk, Howdens, Ocado, Walkers books, John West, and some items generously donated by family and friends.

We are also extremely grateful to Alan Roberts, plc for sorting out the printing of the event and raffle tickets and to Kevin Oakford at for very kindly producing the table plan for us.