Stomp in memory of Theo

December 22 2017

MORE than 70 people took part in an annual charity walk in memory of baby boy Theo Cameron.

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MORE than 70 people took part in an annual charity walk in memory of baby boy Theo Cameron.

The annual Stomp event organised by Theo’s parents Sarah Harttrup and Scott Cameron, from Winterbourne, saw participants walk a 20km route from the Water Tower near the Downs to the Cross Hands in Winterbourne, stopping at pubs, cafes and restaurants along the way with collection buckets. Thirty children joined the walk at the Willy Wicket in Downend for the final leg. 

About £4000 was raised through sponsorship and donations on the route. All funds will go to the charity Jessie May, which cared for Theo. The sum will be added to the £30,000 raised by Theo’s family over the last five years through the Stomp fundraiser and ‘Theo’s Day’, a summer event.

Theo’s mum Sarah said: “This year’s Stomp was another great success with lots of support from the people of Bristol who saw us along the way. It’s always fun to get our supporters together and remember Theo while fundraising for the cause so close to our hearts.”

Theo and his twin brother Ollie were born in 2010. Soon after he was born Theo was diagnosed with a rare, terminal condition called ARC Syndrome and he died at nine months old. Throughout his life his family were supported by Jessie May nurses.

Sarah continued: “Jessie May did so much for Theo and our family when we really needed it. While Theo was alive our lives were busy with appointments, calls and hospital visits.

“Theo was an inspiration to all that were lucky enough to meet him. As Ollie and his younger sister Phoebe grow up, we want them to know and understand that Theo is, and always will be, their brother. These fundraisers are vitally important to keeping Theo’s memory alive.”