A Head Office gathering for Community Ambassadors

8th June 2016

On Thursday, nine volunteer Community Ambassadors and eleven staff met up at Meningitis Now’s head office in Stroud

Community ambassador day

The day began with teas, coffees and introductions all round. Long-standing supporters mingled with brand-new staff and those with all kinds of experience in between; sharing stories of how they came to the charity, and their personal experience of meningitis.

After introductions, Rachel Robinson, Director of Research, Support & Volunteering gave an update on the latest news at Meningitis Now including staff changes, recent success stories and the charity’s ambitious strategy for the next few years.

Large on the agenda for everyone, were the achievements of the Men B campaign, Beat It Now! and the parliamentary debate. Some had even been there in person!

Next up was a fascinating update on the latest from Rhiannon McAleer, Research and Projects Co-ordinator.

Community ambassador day
Over a delicious lunch, head office staff from various departments stopped by and introduced themselves. This was a great chance to put names to faces and make some sense of who can help out with a publicising an event, who looks after our corporate supporters and just what Carrie Bater has been up to since becoming a Community Fundraiser.

For Meningitis staff it was a pleasure to have a chance to get to know the Community Ambassadors, and to say thank you for all their brilliant work on behalf of the charity.

Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Williams said:

“The day was really successful and the feedback from our Community Ambassadors and staff has been very positive.  Everyone had a lovely time meeting and catching up!”

Community Ambassadors

  • Have a personal or family experience of meningitis
  • Are active volunteers or fundraisers with a minimum of six months experience
  • Work closely with head office and represent the organisation at local and national events

For more information on Community Ambassadors and the many different ways that you can volunteer for Meningitis Now, contact the team on volunteerdevelopment@meningitisnow.org

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