GOSH fund in memory of tragic Tyler hits £11,000 after London Colney fun day

A family fun day was held at London Colney to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital

A family fun day was held at London Colney to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital - Credit: Photo supplied

Several hundred people braved the occasional torrential downpour to show their support for a fundraiser in London Colney, held in the wake of a toddler’s death from sepsis.

Toddler Tyler Reader tragically died from sepsis. A fundraising campaign set up in his memory has al

Toddler Tyler Reader tragically died from sepsis. A fundraising campaign set up in his memory has already raised thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital - Credit: Photo supplied

The Golden Lion pub hosted the ‘Tyler Reader brighter future fund fun day’ on Sunday, March 27, to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The charity fund was set up in memory and celebration of toddler Tyler Reader, who died from sepsis at the age of two in November last year, just several days after complaining of a sore throat.

Through donations and the sale of raffle tickets, the event raised £2,010, taking the Tyler Reader fund to a current total of over £11,600 since it was set up in November.

The toddler’s father, Stephen Reader, 33, of Harpenden, said: “Everyone appeared to enjoy the day and we are completely overwhelmed by the support that people have shown towards us and Tyler.


You may also want to watch:


“I can’t thank the people at the Golden Lion enough for what they have done for us.”

All funds raised by the Tyler Reader brighter future fund will be used to help finance both equipment and training needed by those at GOSH to help treat sepsis cases.

Most Read

You can still support the day by donating either via the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/GoldenLionFamilyDay or by using the Text Code ‘TRBF82 £5’ to 70070.

• A black tie evening, Tyler’s Playtime Ball - the first annual Tyler Reader charity ball - will be held at the Conservatory at Luton Hoo’s Walled Garden on Saturday November 12. If you would like to help sponsor the event, please contact Stephen by email: remembertyler@hotmail.com

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter