We’ve launched an online photo wall where anyone affected by the disease can share what these achievements mean to them, or publicly thank the personal ‘heroes’ who have helped them rebuild their lives.
The aim is to create a wall of achievement and hope for a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.
Inspired by your courage and determination
“We are constantly inspired by the courage and determination of families affected by meningitis”
“We want to showcase as many stories from the last 30 years as we can, and use this inspiration to create national awareness of the ongoing fight against meningitis.’’
Amanda Oxford, Development Director
Anyone with a meningitis experience can submit their stories and photos here anytime before the charity’s 30th Anniversary on Saturday 15 October 2016.
Stories could include members of research teams searching for a vaccine or communities involved in the original testing programme 30 years ago, to health professionals who have treated meningitis patients, as well as individuals and families with personal experience of one of the many strains of the disease.
We’re also creating a range of exciting events and activities to mark the anniversary and raise an additional £2 million to dramatically increase awareness and vaccine uptake amongst key at-risk groups. If you’d like to donate you can do so here
The centerpiece of our events will be our garden at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. This will illustrate four inspiring stories from young people we’ve supported, and help get the awareness message across to the thousands of show visitors.
“It’s been an incredible 30 years and we’ve made significant progress in fighting this devastating disease, but we’ve no plans to rest on our laurels and will continue to fight hard for a better today and a brighter future for everyone affected by meningitis.”
Details of all 30th anniversary activities will feature on our website throughout the year.