Lawyers take action against meningitis

5th July 2017

Kind-hearted lawyers at a Glasgow practice have been fighting back against the devastation of meningitis

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Jackson Boyd, who specialise in disputes and claims for loss and injury, have been supporting  us as one of their charities of the year and recently presented us with a cheque for £1,450 towards our lifesaving and life-changing work.

Seen here are Meningitis Now’s Scottish fundraiser, Amanda Harris (left), with Amanda Richardson and Becky Laurie from Jackson Boyd’s Corporate Social Responsibility team.

Dress down days

“Throughout 2016 we held dress down days every Friday where everyone paid £1”, Becky said “and we also organised cake days and a range of other fundraising activities.  Everybody was very keen to get behind such a worthwhile cause and our support for Meningitis Now will continue.”

Amanda Harris added: “We’re so grateful to Jackson Boyd. As a charity that receives no Government funding we rely entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of our supporters to raise the funds we need to carry out our vital work.  We estimate that around 5,000 people living in the Glasgow area could be struggling to cope with the life changing after-effects of meningitis and every year another 90 people in the city could find themselves fighting the impact of this devastating disease.”