Mini-first-aid founder to trek the Three Peaks for Meningitis Now

15th November 2017

A mum who helps raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis in her ‘Mini First Aid’ classes for parents, has signed up to the Three Peaks Challenge next June to raise money for Meningitis Now

Mum takes on Three Peaks

Mum of four Susan Dargie, who set up her ‘Mini First Aid’ business to make learning baby and child First Aid really accessible for local parents, grandparents and carers of little ones, is now looking forward to her next big challenge...

Susan has experience of working with children recovering from meningitis in her previous role as a Physiotherapist, and is well aware of the consequences of this devastating disease. In her ‘Mini First Aid’ classes she covers the signs and symptoms of meningitis to help make parents aware of what to look out for, and encourages them to trust their gut instinct and seek medical help sooner rather than later.

Susan said: “Many parents are now aware of the rash that doesn’t go away with pressure, but often they don’t realise that you can have meningitis and not develop a rash. We always say that if you are concerned and think it could be meningitis, don’t ever wait for a rash - get them to hospital as soon as possible.”

The Three Peaks Challenge is next June and Susan says this is a really big challenge for her personally. “It’s many years since I climbed a mountain and although I have now bought some walking boots, I haven’t got them out of the box yet, but that’s all about to change.” 

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing up and down the 3 mountains of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, all within 36 Hours. Climbing a total ascent of 9,800ft through day and night, this exhilarating challenge tests limits both physically and mentally. 

Visit Susan's Just Giving page.