Thinking caps on to beat meningitis

3rd July 2015

If you’re in the Portishead area of Somerset on Wednesday 15th July get your thinking caps on and take part in a quiz to help fight back against meningitis

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It’s the latest event in a campaign by top south west provider of recycled aggregates, earthworks and waste management services, Bristol & Avon Group, to strike back against the killer disease. 

The company launched a partnership programme with us to raise £100,000 for disease research in April this year.

The quiz will take place at Hall and Woodhouse, on the waterfront at Portishead Quays Marina, starting at 8:00pm.

As well as the quiz a prize raffle will be held, with a number of prizes including a round of golf for four at Shirehampton Golf Course, a £50 voucher for BW Cycle in Bristol, Tea for Two at Heaven Cakes, Portishead, champagne, and a full afternoon tea for four at the Wood Norton Hotel.

Tickets for the quiz are £1.50 per person with a maximum of six people per team. For tickets contact Becky Mentha on

Making a big impact

Becky is also taking part in a London to Paris cycle challenge later in July to raise money. 

“I hope lots of people will join us for what promises to be a fun evening for such a good cause – we’re really hoping to make a big impact on meningitis research."

“Meningitis is a terrible disease. It can strike in an instant but its impact can last a lifetime.  The consequences can be devastating.”

Becky Mentha

Bristol & Avon Group also sponsor a specially-branded truck £1 for every load it carries this year. Suppliers and customers will add to the amount raised by the company and its staff to reach the £100,000 target for disease research in the Spencer Dayman Laboratory at Bristol University.

Steve Dayman MBE, who founded Meningitis Now, after the death of his son Spencer from the disease 33 years ago, said: 

“We’re really grateful to Becky and everyone at Bristol and Avon for their support and we wish them well with the quiz and all the other events and activities they have planned this year."

“Support like this makes a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”