Last week we had our first Believe and Achieve advisory group. There were snacks, including a much-wanted last Jaffa cake, and great discussions about the purpose of the programme, how it will launch and what might happen next.
Believe and Achieve has been researched, planned and formulated over the last few months and we are on the cusp of announcing what happens next. This group and all of you are key to this but first let me tell you who was at the meeting.
Lydia Stephenson is 20 years old and contracted meningitis when she was two and a half. “I have been involved with the charity for just over 18 years and am really looking forward to helping more people who have been affected by meningitis in whatever way possible.”
Ross Probert is a Young Ambassador who does a lot for the charity, including currently being part of the team working on the YA weekend away.
Asha Vijendran is a volunteer with Meningitis Now. She has been involved with similar programmes to Believe and Achieve, setting up mentoring and training for young people through Prince’s Trust and Mencap. She now works at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff and managed to meet some of Take That last week!
Sam Blackie is a trustee with Meningitis Now. She’s an experienced Human Resources Director and is currently completing a Masters degree in Business Psychology.
Head of Support Cheryl, CEO Tom and myself were also at the meeting. I’ll tell you more about how you can be a part of Believe and Achieve soon and there is also a blog post coming in the next week about a new member of the Believe and Achieve team.
Believe and Achieve is coming…