20 September 2022
Last Thursday, Kirkham Grammar School welcomed Michelle Bresnahan to school to talk about 'A Life for a Cure' charity which works with Meningitis Now to fight the disease.
In March 2010, her son, Ryan, a healthy and fit sports scholar at Clifton College, died from the devastating disease. Ryan was an exceptionally talented sportsman and had played hockey since he was a youngster.
Ryan's mum, Michelle, has since been tirelessly campaigning to raise awareness and fight the illness which killed her 16-year-old son.
Thinking back to the dreadful time, Michelle said: "We had no notice or even time to say goodbye. It all happened within an hour".
After his death, Ryan's family set up the charity, one that receives no Government funding so they rely entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of supporters to raise the vital funds they need to carry out our lifesaving and life-changing work.
On Thursday, our KGS U18, U16, U15 and U14 rugby squads travel to Clifton Rugby Club to play Clifton College at a special memorial event which takes place against a different school each year.
We are incredibly honoured to be attending and supporting this event in aid of a very worthwhile charity.
For more information about the charity, please visit: https://ryanbresnahan.org/