Collection box in memory of Connie Moore who died of meningitis is stolen from Flirt Cafe

Bournemouth Echo: TRAGIC: Connie Moore, who died of meningitis TRAGIC: Connie Moore, who died of meningitis

RUNNERS raising money in memory of a Bournemouth schoolgirl are fighting back against heartless thieves who stole a collection box.

Family and friends of Connie Moore fear their appeal lost hundreds of pounds when thieves walked out of Bournemouth’s Flirt cafe bar with the money.

But they have vowed to try even harder to raise funds to tackle the deadly disease which killed the 16-year-old.

Connie, a talented singer who was due to take GCSEs this summer, died in January just two days after completing mock exams.

A team of 28 runners will now take part in The Bupa London 10,000 on May 25 to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation(MRF).

Lyndon Duyley, one of Connie’s best friends, came up with the idea. He said: “All of Connie’s friends have been utterly devastated by her death.

“We needed to do something positive in her memory and decided on the run. So far we have raised around £8,000 and we hope these funds will go some way to bring an end to others’ suffering.”

Connie’s aunt, Sam Moore, added: “Our beautiful and inspirational Connie lost her very short battle with meningitis at the age of 16 and was taken far too soon.

“Our lives are never going to be the same but if we can stop other families having to face the pain we are, by raising money for research and raising awareness of this terrible disease, then some good will come out of our devastating loss.”

Christopher Head, Chief Executive at MRF, said: “We are extremely grateful to Team Connie for putting together such a huge team of runners in her memory.

“Sadly Connie’s family and friends know better than anyone how quickly this disease strikes and the devastation it leaves behind.

“The money they raise will make a huge difference and enable us to continue our work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia.”

To sponsor Team Connie please visit the website: justgiving.com/remember/99702/connie-moore

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8:59am Thu 3 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.
Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?. pete woodley
  • Score: -4

9:11am Thu 3 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

What sick, Callous, unintelligent **** turd would do that?
What sick, Callous, unintelligent **** turd would do that? Controversial But True
  • Score: 3

9:11am Thu 3 Apr 14

yet_another_one says...

This is despicable.
Why am I not surprised at the actions & depths of some individuals - they are definitely not worthy to be labelled as human beings, not even animals.
This is despicable. Why am I not surprised at the actions & depths of some individuals - they are definitely not worthy to be labelled as human beings, not even animals. yet_another_one
  • Score: 4

9:30am Thu 3 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

One of the dodgies who hang around outside could have easily have nipped inside ?.
One of the dodgies who hang around outside could have easily have nipped inside ?. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BeanyJ says...

Wow! What wonderful (read disgusting/vile.....
) people live amongst us!
Wow! What wonderful (read disgusting/vile..... ) people live amongst us! BeanyJ
  • Score: -1

3:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

WOC says...

pete woodley wrote:
Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.
Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds.

I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.[/p][/quote]Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds. I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable. WOC
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

WOC wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.
Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds.

I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable.
You do not see the point,a normal collection box would not hold hundreds of pounds in loose cash.In any case there have been many warnings in the Echo about leaving collection boxes not securely "tied" down.It is very despicable,but if you have a certain type of people hanging around its to be expected.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.[/p][/quote]Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds. I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable.[/p][/quote]You do not see the point,a normal collection box would not hold hundreds of pounds in loose cash.In any case there have been many warnings in the Echo about leaving collection boxes not securely "tied" down.It is very despicable,but if you have a certain type of people hanging around its to be expected. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

6:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

WOC wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.
Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds.

I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable.
You do not see the point,a normal collection box would not hold hundreds of pounds in loose cash.In any case there have been many warnings in the Echo about leaving collection boxes not securely "tied" down.It is very despicable,but if you have a certain type of people hanging around its to be expected.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of pounds in ONE collection box ?.[/p][/quote]Yes, I should imagine a collection for Connie would easily bring in hundreds of pounds. I know we're living in tight times but to steal the collection box for any cause is totally and utterly despicable.[/p][/quote]You do not see the point,a normal collection box would not hold hundreds of pounds in loose cash.In any case there have been many warnings in the Echo about leaving collection boxes not securely "tied" down.It is very despicable,but if you have a certain type of people hanging around its to be expected. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Fri 4 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

This is not the first time that a collection box has been stolen from Flirt last year it was a poppy appeal box,something not right here.
This is not the first time that a collection box has been stolen from Flirt last year it was a poppy appeal box,something not right here. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

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