Family fun day raises £7,000 for Rugby dad

A family fun day has raised more than £7,000 for a Rugby man.

The event, held at the GEC Recreation Ground in Hillmorton, was organised to raise money for Rugby man Liam Corbett, who suffered a near-fatal attack of meningitis last year.

Family fun day, GEC Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby.'Alexandra Padfield ( 5 ) & Issac Padfield ( 3 )

Family fun day, GEC Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby.'Alexandra Padfield ( 5 ) & Issac Padfield ( 3 )

Liam, 36, became ill in January 2012 .

The attack was so severe and so rapid that his wife Ali was told her husband, and father to Oliver, six, and Lily, four, just hours to live.

Liam spent two weeks in a medically-induced coma, two weeks in critical care and two months in hospital.

The illness meant Liam lost his right hand, all of his toes, part of his nose and 75 per cent of his hearing.

Friends and family organised the fun day to help raise money for an adapted car for Liam.

Dozens enjoyed the event, which included live music, dance demonstrations from Impact Dance, Tang Su Do martial arts, football skills sessions, bouncy castle, stalls, photo booth and refreshments.

A total of £7,037 has so far been raised.

Ali said: “It was fantastic.”