Inspiring teen takes on lifesaving role

28th November 2015

Toby Adlington, of Coventry, is our newest recruit to take on the role of a YA

Toby YA Letterbox
Toby, 16, has become a Meningitis Now Young Ambassador after his younger brother died, just 36 hours after contracting Men B in 2005. 

“My brother Barney contracted meningitis at the age of three and a half and I was five. We used to be very close and he could easily have been my twin."

“Shortly after Barney passed away my family started to spread awareness of how meningitis affects not only the victim, but also the friends and family around them.”

“I have witnessed what meningitis does to people and their families so I’m honoured to join the Young Ambassador team."

“I want to not only spread awareness of this terrible disease but to help younger people understand that it can affect them, what it does and how to prevent it. I think it’s vital that people are aware of its symptoms so they can identify the disease and act fast.”

Toby Adlington

Toby joins a team of 38 Young Ambassadors across the UK, helping us in our fight against meningitis.

Find our more about Toby here