Forever Day in South West

12th January 2019

We’d like to invite families from across Gloucestershire and the wider South West of the country who have lost a loved one to meningitis to our Forever Day in March

Meningitis Now South Glos Forever Day 2019 blog

The special event will take place at the Thornbury Memorial Woodland in South Gloucestershire on Saturday 2 March.

It is free to attend for all family members and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Dawn McNiff, our Community Support Officer for the region, said, “Our experience tells us that people find it comforting and reassuring to talk with others who have been through something similar."

Pain and trauma not understood

“This is especially true of bereavement, where many people affected feel their pain and trauma are not understood.”

During the day, which begins at 10.30am, families will remember loved ones through a structured and creative programme of commemorative activities and have the opportunity to share experiences.

As well as gaining peer support from others who have experienced bereavement through meningitis, those joining us on the day will become better informed about bereavement and its impact and learn what support is available.

Gain peer support

“Through our Forever Day we offer families the opportunity to meet and gain peer support from others who truly do have an understanding and a shared experience, helping to reduce the feeling of isolation felt by many,” Dawn added.

Visit our Forever Days page for further details about the day and how to register, or contact Dawn at

We’re grateful to Irwin Mitchell, Souter Charitable Trust and Summerfield Charitable Trust for their support of our Forever Days.