Young Ambassador fights back

30th September 2015

Our Young Ambassador, Louise Poole, 20 tells us about her brilliant fundraising fight back

Louise Poole

“As a Young Ambassador I have had many opportunities to do amazing things for Meningitis Now. One expectation is that we get involved in fundraising to help the charity keep doing its vital work and I was happy to do my part."

“I started Taekwon-Do when I was eight years old, before being ill, and it’s always been a huge part of my life and how I manage the effects of my brain injury, so it seemed logical to use Taekwon-Do in fundraising."

A good challenge for somebody who suffers from fatigue

“I decided on 80 patterns as my goal, which is about 2,500 moves. This was a good challenge for somebody who struggles with fatigue. Donations, sponsorship and support were all slightly overwhelming but very encouraging."

“The day itself was tough. I had given myself the aim of completing the marathon in two and a half hours, which meant keeping up a good pace."

“I somehow managed it in just over two hours, which included a couple of breaks to have a drink and have people throw cold water over my head to cool me down!"

“It definitely felt like I had earned the money raised, but I was still in shock when we added the donations up and had £690 (£800 if you include gift aid).”

Louise Poole

Read Louise's meningitis story