Volunteering news November 2017

5th December 2017

A massive thank you to all of our fabulous volunteers as always!

Volunteer newsletter

Edinburgh Family Day

Volunteers have again been helping at a Family Day support event, this time in Edinburgh.  We would like to say a big thank you to Ambassadors Margaret, Robert and Morven Mclaren and Alison Yelland, for all their help in making this day a success.

Meningitis Now Student Awareness Week

As the days grow colder and the nights draw in, there is no let-up in the efforts of our valiant volunteers and ambassadors and especially all those helping with Student Awareness over the last month. 

Our thanks go to all those volunteers who have spent time and energy raising awareness among students. Shannon McCarthy went to Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she ran an awareness stand.

You may be interested to hear that 17 universities have now been awarded the Meningitis Awareness Recognition Mark (MARM).

Talks to groups

There have been more talks over the last month; Community Ambassadors Jonathan Davies spoke at Chelmsford Car Dealership Quiz Night, Angela Cloke at the Midlands Asian Wedding Awards and Cliff Bull at St John Ambulance Cadets in South Derbyshire. Thanks to all of them for spreading the word!

Thank you also to volunteers Marilyn and Tony Hines, who continue their schools awareness work.

Are you giving a talk?  Have you got our new awareness talk materials?  Email volunteerdevelopment@meningitisnow.org and ask for a copy.

Volunteer round-up

Following the recent press coverage of little Kia Gott, less than a year old and facing possible amputation of all her limbs, we received over 100 pack orders in a weekend, which volunteers Caroline Segelov, Sue Jefferies and Sarah Gay filled with their usual cheery enthusiasm. They have also begun to write the Forever Fund Remembrance ribbons for the tree at the Gloucester Cathedral Carol Concert; there are over 600 of these to do so it is a mammoth task. 

Volunteer Sacha Hannah helped out by calling cycle shops for our Ride London 2018 event while her mother, Lydia, kindly spent time putting together volunteer welcome packs. Thank you both.

Lydia also had a very positive reception when promoting our Gloucester Cathedral Carol Concert on a crisp and sunny morning in Gloucester town centre last week.

Welcome to new volunteers Kathy Thompson, Archie Samuels, Jordan Cox, Rifiat Jadwat and Sophie Rushworth.

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