Praised for fundraising efforts

Young Achiever winner Cameron Miller.  Photo by Andrew Carpenter
Young Achiever winner Cameron Miller. Photo by Andrew Carpenter

A 10-year-old who contracted meningitis earlier this year won the Young Achiever award at the MK Pride awards, for his fundraising efforts for Milton Keynes hospital.

Cameron Millar, of Linslade, contracted two types of meningitis in February this year, one was streptococcal and the other was meningococcal, he was treated at Milton Keynes hospital.

His mum, Tina Brookes, said: “The treatment he received was excellent, we could not fault it at all.

“When he got better he decided he wanted to do something for Milton Keynes hospital Leo’s appeal and for the meningitis trust.

“When he came out of hospital he did a sponsored 5km walk around Rushmere, on the day he did not feel well but he still completed it, he became ill that evening and contracted clostridium difficile, but with a few weeks rest he was better.

“He decided to put two tv/dvd players and dvds in the ward, because he wanted to give something back to them.

The programme at the event read: “An amazing individual, who, not only because of his fundraising, but because he had contracted and fought meningitis not once but twice in his life Cameron is an inspiration to young people everywhere.

“He overcame a terrifying illness twice and his first thoughts was to make things better for other children who might have to go through a similar experience.”

The Leighton Middle School pupil said: “It was a pleasure to be at the pride awards with Bobby Davro the legend himself, I am very happy to be next to all these heroes.”

His mum added: “I am a very proud mum as he went through so much.”