The remarkable birth of a ‘Matlock school’ in Kenya

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Matlock solicitor Simon Brister lost his son to meningitis over 30 years ago  – but now has a new ‘family’,  and a school,  in Kenya. He tells Barrie Farnsworth his remarkable story.

IT WAS CHRISTMAS DAY IN 1981 when three-year-old David Brister suddenly fell ill.  By the early hours of Boxing Day he had died.  Another sad case of meningitis…