Civil engineering and groundwork material specialists Rudridge has raised £200 on behalf of Meningitis Now.

Following the tragic death of two year old Maidstone resident Faye Burdett in February, who was the daughter of an employee of a long standing customer, the company wanted to show their support and raise awareness of the importance of getting children vaccinated against the deadly disease.

The team undertook various fundraising activities including a sponsored walk to work day and encouraged others to sign the online petition through their Facebook page, calling for the Meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children.

Meningitis Now provides free support services to those affected by the disease whilst raising awareness and funding vital research.

Chief Executive at Meningitis Now Liz Brown commented: “We are very grateful for Rudridge’s generous donation. Our Beat it Now! campaign aims to introduce the Meningitis B vaccine to everyone under the age of five to help prevent the tragic loss of children like Faye to such a life-threatening disease.”

Darren Price, Group Operations Manager at Rudridge, added: “We were devastated to hear about the passing of Faye and our hearts go out to her whole family. We wanted to do something in her memory as well as contribute to fighting this deadly disease so other children and families can be spared from such tragedy in the future.”