Snap up a free place

22nd February 2019

We’re holding a free fun photography day for young people who have been affected by meningitis, as part of our innovative support programme

Believe & Achieve Photography workshop blog

The latest event in our Believe & Achieve Programme, which will encourage young people to develop and display their photography skills with support from top professional photographer Debbie Rowe, takes place on Saturday 23 March.

Young people between 14 and 25 years of age from across the country can attend the photography session, which will be held in the London studio Motel.

Life after meningitis can be tough

“We know life after meningitis can be tough for young people,” said Becky Hartwell, Believe & Achieve Programme Co-ordinator at Meningitis Now. “Believe & Achieve can support them to reach their goals in life, education or work."

“Whether they’re interested in a career in photography or just want to take better photos for their social media this day is for them.”

The day is free to attend for anyone impacted by meningitis, either by contracting it themselves or having a family member, partner or friend who has, and they can bring a friend. Travel expenses will be paid.

“We want to encourage young people to develop and display photography skills, learn how to take good photos and be proud of who they are,” Becky added. “Sometimes a photo can tell their story in a way words can’t.”

Snap up your place soon

Spaces at the event are limited so you’re recommended to express your interest soon if you’d like to attend.

“If you, or someone you know, has been affected by meningitis and would enjoy this event then please ask them to get in touch,” Becky added.

Becky can be contacted at Believe&Achieve@meningitisnow.org or you can visit our Believe & Achieve Photography Day page for further details and to register.

The photography session follows on from popular B&A workshops on coping with change, social media, Christmas budgeting and cooking, and health and wellbeing. Residential activity weekends are also held, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Children in Need, St James’s Place Charitable Foundation, GSK and The Gannochy Trust.

“Whether you want business skills, mentoring, coaching, workshops, counselling, residential weekends or to meet new people B&A can provide the skills and support to get you where you want to go,” Becky added.