Our team

  • Meningitis Now trustee Andrew Fletcher

    Andrew Fletcher

    Andrew is Meningitis Now's Chairman of Trustees. He has spent the majority of his career in public affairs and communications, including a number of senior roles in the charity sector.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Stephen Gazard

    Stephen Gazard

    Stephen is Meningitis Now's Vice-Chair of Trustees. An entrepreneur by background, Stephen has been primarily involved in the financial services arena.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Gary Price

    Gary Price

    Gary Price is well known for his work in the field of Customer Experience and joined our Board of Trustees in October 2017.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee James Sutherland

    James Sutherland

    James Sutherland is a generalist senior manager with a governance specialism.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Sam Blackie

    Samantha Blackie

    Sam Blackie is an experienced Human Resources Director, with a specific focus on developing and implementing the strategic people agenda, leading complex change and working with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Rod Adlington

    Rod Adlington

    The Adlington family lost their son Barney to meningitis in 2005 and have fundraised since, mainly through "Barney's Bash", a series of farm-based, one night mini festivals.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Mitchell Wolfe

    Mitchell Wolfe

    Mitchell has extensive experience in the business world, holding a number of senior finance roles and as Managing Director of a manufacturing company.

  • Meningitis Now founder Steve Dayman

    Steve Dayman

    My little boy Spencer contracted meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in 1982 and died. Since then, I have dedicated much of my life to the meningitis cause in Spencer’s memory. 


  • Meningitis Now CEO Dr Tom Nutt

    Dr. Tom Nutt

    Hello, I'm Tom, Chief Executive Officer at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Mark Hunt

    Mark Hunt

    Hello, I'm Mark, Director of Comms & Marketing at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Bev Corbett

    Bev Corbett

    Hi, I'm Bev, Director of Research and Support at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Beth Bothrill

    Beth Bottrill

    Hi, I'm Beth, Director of Fundraising at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Caroline Vipond

    Dr Caroline Vipond, Chairperson

    Caroline is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Bacteriology at NIBSC, where she runs the group responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of a number of licensed meningococcal vaccines. She is also the current Chairperson of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Professor Simon Kroll

    Professor Simon Kroll, Honorary Medical Director and Vice-Chair

    Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Diseases at Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, Simon is involved in research into the molecular basis of the virulence of meningitis and pathogens, and in new vaccine strategies to prevent meningitis and septicaemia. 

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Xilian-Bai

    Dr Xilian Bai

    Xilian graduated in medicine from China Medical University before specialising in paediatric/neonatal intensive care and paediatric infectious diseases.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell is Professor of Infection Medicine in the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh.

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Darryl Hill

    Dr Darryl Hill

    Darryl obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Swansea in 1993 and graduated with a PhD in 1997. Following a postdoctoral position in the University of Swansea, he moved to the University of Bristol in 1998, where he currently works as a senior lecturer in microbiology in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Tim Mitchell

    Professor Tim Mitchell

    Tim obtained his BSc and PhD in microbiology from the University of Birmingham. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellowship to work at Erasmus University (Rotterdam) before returning to the UK to take up a post-doctoral position at University of Leicester. He was then awarded a Royal Society University Fellowship.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Simon Nadel

    Dr Simon Nadel

    Simon has been a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at St. Mary's Hospital and Imperial College London since 1994. He also trained in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A staff member Becky Hartwell

    Becky Hartwell

    Hi, I'm Becky, Meningitis Now's Believe & Achieve Programme Co-ordinator

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A staff member Laura Williams

    Laura Williams

    Hello, I'm Laura, one of Meningitis Now's Believe & Achieve Officers

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A staff member Ellie Murray

    Ellie Murray

    Hi! I'm Ellie, one of Meningitis Now's Believe & Achieve Officers

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Kiera W

    Kiera

    Hello, my name is Kiera. Many years before I was born, my parents had their first child, Dominic. Dominic contracted meningitis B at a very young age, shortly after he won his battle with cancer.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador day - Ross and Matt

    Matt W

    Hi, I’m Matt. In August 2012 I became a Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now. The Young Ambassador’s role is to promote Meningitis Now to young people, and this is a huge challenge.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Sophie Brzeskwinski

    Sophia B

    Hi, my name is Sophia. I am from Chiswick in London. I have been involved with Meningitis Now for some time, supporting fundraising.
  • Meningitis amputee Young Ambassador Lyndon Longhorne

    Lyndon L

    Hi I am Lyndon, and I live in Crook, County Durham. At the age of eight and a half months I discovered meningitis.

  • Meningitis survivor Holly McNaughton

    Holly McNaughton

    My Meningitis Story, Holly McNaughton, Community Ambassador

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Johari A

    Johari A

    Hi, my name is Johari.  I haven’t had meningitis myself, but my younger brother Ato had pneumococcal meningitis when we were little.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Jasmine

    Jasmine B

    Hi, I'm Jasmine. My experience of meningitis was in 2001 when I had pneumococcal meningitis and became profoundly deaf.

  • Aaron

    Aaron B

    Hi, I'm Aaron. I was only three years old when my six week old sister Lauren contracted bacterial meningitis. 

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Ross P

    Ross P

    Hi I’m Ross, and I live with my family and my brother, who has had meningitis. My brother, Troy, has suffered bacterial meningitis six times due to a head injury.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Alicia Stephenson

    Alicia S

    Hi, I'm Alicia. I first became aware of meningitis when my sister contracted the disease when she was just two years old.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Ross Wheeler Clayton

    Ross W

    Hi, I'm Ross. In 1992, before I was born, I lost my four year old brother Dominic to meningitis after he had recovered from cancer. Being mistaken as tonsillitis on Monday because of the lack of awareness, he was sent home.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Huw Westwood

    Huw W

    Hi, my name is Huw and I live in Porthcawl, South Wales. When I was three years old my mum contracted viral meningitis. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Anne Cadden

    Anne Cadden

    In January 2001, my daughter, Helen, died from meningococcal septicaemia aged 18 while in her first year at university. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Lesley Leaver

    Lesley Chandler-Clare

    I lost my husband, Kevin, to meningococcal septicaemia in January 2000, just five hours after being admitted to hospital. I have been supported by Meningitis Now ever since.
  • Bahman meningococcal septicaemia bacterial meningitis case study

    Bahman Jamalaldini

    In December 2010, I thought I was coming down with a cold. On December 21, I went to bed early and in the early hours of the morning I was vomiting, had diarrhoea, felt cold and had muscle and joint pain.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Val Stephenson

    Val Stephenson

    I first made contact with Meningitis Now in 2000 when, at the age of two, our youngest daughter, Lydia, contracted meningococcal C and developed septicaemia.
  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassadors Alice and Bryan Austin

    Alice Austin

    In 2004, our daughter, Gillian, died from meningitis just days after the birth of her second child Grace, who also passed away. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Vanessa Whiting

    Vanessa Whiting

    In 1992, my son Luke, died from meningitis aged 22 months. He initially had flu-like symptoms, but the doctor thought he’d had a convulsion, so he was referred to the local hospital. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Margaret McClaren

    Margaret McLaren

    I became involved in the fight against meningitis when my young nephew died in October 2007; he was 12 years old and had been a healthy fit and happy boy. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Steph Carter

    Steph Carter

    I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in January 2010 at the age of 32. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Angela Cloke

    Angela Cloke

    My meningitis journey began when our youngest son, Sam, aged just 18 months became very poorly. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Carl Monthieth

    Carl Montieth

    My first involvement with meningitis occurred when I met Steve, Gloria and family on my honeymoon in Cyprus 27 years ago.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Alison Walker

    Alison Walker

    I first encountered meningitis in July 2003 when my eight month old daughter, Hannah, contracted pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Mary Garley

    Mary Garley

    We lost our granddaughter, Maisie, in 2008, to meningitis; she was just eight months old. She was taken to hospital early in the morning of 15 October - she was sent home after being told it was just a virus.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey is President of Meningitis Now. He presented BBC TV News for many years before moving to ITN and now has his own media training company. 
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Countess of Wessex

    Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

    HRH The Countess of Wessex is our Royal Patron and is passionate about our work and helping people affected by meningitis.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Lord Williams of Oystermouth Master of Magdalene

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth Master of Magdalene

    Lord Williams is an Anglican bishop and was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 until 2012.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Lord Darzi

    Lord Darzi

    Lord Darzi is a multi-award winning surgeon at Imperial College London and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health from 2007 to 2009.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Dr Mark Porter

    Dr Mark Porter MBE

    Well known media doctor Dr Mark is medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show, presenter of Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health and a GP at a doctor’s surgery in South Gloucestershire.

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Ken Loach

    Ken Loach

    British film and television director Ken Loach is famous for films such as Cathy Come Home and Kes.

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Chris Steele

    Dr Chris Steele

    Dr Chris is resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning show and an award winning health journalist.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Baroness Corston

    Baroness Corston

    Long-standing British Labour politician Baroness Corston is famed for being the first woman to hold the position of Chair for the Parliamentary Labour Party.  

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Founder Jane Wells

    Jane Wells MBE

    Jane is one of the founding members of the meningitis movement in the UK after her son contracted meningitis in an outbreak in the early 1980s.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Dr Tim Brain

    Dr Tim Brain OBE QPM BA PhD FRSA CCMI

    Dr Brain started supporting our work after attending an event for us. 

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Lisa Snowdon

    Lisa Snowdon

    Television presenter, jewellery designer, radio DJ and model Lisa co-hosts award-winning Capital Radio breakfast show, London’s number one breakfast show.

  • Meningitis Now Patron / Ambassador Petra

    Petra Ecclestone

    Model, designer and mum of three, Petra is the daughter of Formula One mogul, Bernie Ecclestone, and became an Ambassador for us having had viral meningitis aged 14.

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Julie Hesmondhalgh

    Julie Hesmondhalgh

    Julie is an award-winning British actress, best known for her role as Hayley Cropper in ITV’s Coronation Street.  

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Tana Ramsey

    Tana Ramsay

    TV broadcaster, author of bestselling cookery books and mum of four, Tana is also the wife of celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Dr Ranj

    Dr Ranj

    TV doctor, specialising in children’s health, Dr Ranj is best known for presenting CBeebies' show Get Well Soon. He also has a kids' health segment on ITV’s This Morning show.
  • Meningitis Now Patron / Ambassador Dr Ellie Cannon

    Dr Ellie Cannon

    Dr Ellie is a media doctor, author and practicing GP, best known best for her weekly health column in the Mail on Sunday and regular appearances on Sky News Sunrise.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Dr Rob Hicks

    Dr Rob Hicks

    Practicing GP, media doctor, health writer and medical journalist, Dr Rob regularly appears on BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC radio.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Joanna Trollope

    Joanna Trollope OBE

    British author of bestselling novels, a mother and grandmother, Joanna is a passionate supporter of our work.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Ian Rush

    Ian Rush MBE

    Former Welsh international footballer, famous for his time playing for Liverpool, Ian is now a football pundit.
  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Denis Law

    Denis Law CBE

    A former Scotland footballer, Denis is famous for his time at Manchester United FC. 

  • Meningitis Now Patron and Ambassador Matthew Newbury

    Matthew Newbury

    Matthew is a London-based property developer who, in 2011, was the first person in Britain to be fitted with a bionic leg.

  • Meningitis Now Business Ambassador Alan Halsall

    Alan Halsall

    Entrepreneur and Chairman of luxury pram maker, Silver Cross, Alan has supported our work for many years through his Silver Cross business.

  • Alison and Alex meningococcal bacterial meningitis case study

    Alex W

    Alison’s eight year old son, Alex, contracted meningococcal septicaemia on her wedding day; within hours Alex had gone from feeling a little ill to being kept alive by a life support machine.

  • Meningitis Now Business Ambassador Phil Hand

    Phil Hand

    Phil is an entrepreneur.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Nina Darzi

    Nina

    I personally have not had meningitis but both my dad (who had it as a child, but made a full recovery) and a very close friend of mine did.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Rosie Heaton

    Rosie

    Hi, I’m Rosie. I had bacterial meningitis when I was seven years old and my life is still impacted by the after-effects the disease left me with on a day-to-day basis

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Fiona Brannan

    Fiona Brannan

    Fiona and her husband, Simon, lost their 16-month-old son Cy to meningitis in October 2007. Cy passed away just 24 hours after contracting the disease.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Lesley Tanton

    Lesley Tanton

    Lesley Tanton and her husband, John, lost their 14-year-old son, Mark, in September 2010. He had the Y strain of meningitis.

  • Meningitis Now Business Ambassador Ian Stuart

    Ian Stuart

    Ian has over 35 years' experience in the banking industry and is currently HSBC’s Head of Commercial Banking UK and Co-Head of Commercial Banking Europe

  • Meningitis Now trustee Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Craig’s daughter contracted bacterial meningitis in December 2011 when she was eight years old thankfully it was diagnosed very quickly and the hospital treatment was successful. 

  • Meningitis Now Ambassadors Summer and Jacob

    Jacob Gray

    My name is Jacob. On 10 January 2013 I walked into hospital, where I remained a patient for the next 699 days; I had contracted meningococcal septicaemia.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Louise Greer

    Louise G

    Hi, I’m Louise. I had meningitis when I was 2 and a half. It was just a normal day, I was out washing the car with my dad and then everything changed. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Lynette Adjei

    Lynette Adjei

    ‘Meningitis’ – I knew that word but it didn’t mean a lot. ‘Pneumo-what?’ - the other word was definitely Double Dutch. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassadors Cliff and Jeanette Bull

    Cliff and Jeanette Bull

    When Charlie woke with a temperature and a rash, Claire knew that something was seriously wrong and rushed him to Bezier hospital.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Jemma Pressman

    Jemma P

    Hi, I’m Jemma. In August 2012 I got my A-Level results and found out I got into the University of Leicester to study law - I was looking forward to my new adventure.

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team leader volunteer Steve Lawes

    Steve Lawes

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Steve Lawes

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Phil Marshall

    Phil Marshall

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Phil Marshall

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Tony Fortune

    Tony Fortune

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Tony Fortune

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Nigel Gardner

    Nigel Gardner

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Nigel Gardner

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Cathy Hargreaves

    Cathy Hargreaves

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Cathy Hargreaves

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Jason Thomas

    Jason Thomas

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Jason Thomas

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Jo Killick

    Jo Killick

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Jo Killick

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Richard Churchill

    Richard Churchill

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Richard Churchill 

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Nic Hare

    Nicola Hare

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Nicola Hare

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Huw Martin Thomas

    Huw Thomas

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Huw Thomas

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Ash Harris

    Ash Harris

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Ash Harris

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Geoff Howse

    Geoff Howse

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Geoff Howse

  • Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Craig Patrick Saunders

    Craig Saunders

    Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Craig Saunders

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Toby Adlington

    Toby

    Hello, I am Toby and I have witnessed what meningitis does to people and their families.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Emma Moore

    Emma Moore

    Emma Moore was 26 when she became a Meningitis Now Community Ambassador in 2015, after losing her son George to meningitis in October 2013 at just 10 months old.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Hannah Pearce

    Hannah Pearce

    My name is Hannah and I live just outside of Swansea with my husband Ashley.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Alison Westwood

    Alison Westwood

    I developed viral meningitis in February 2003, when my children were just 1 and 3 years old.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Louis

    Louis

    Hello everyone! I am Louis. 10 years and 15 days before my birth, my family was changed forever when we lost my uncle James. Despite my never having  met my uncle, I have seen firsthand what losing someone to meningitis really does to a family.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Julie Green

    Julie Green

    Hello, my name is Julie Green. In January 2012 my son Louie contracted meningococcal septicaemia at the age of 5 months old. 

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassadors Barbara and Bob Johnson

    Barbara and Bob Johnson

    Hello, we are Barbara and Bob Johnson from Essex. We started supporting the charity in the days of the National Meningitis Trust after the death of our son James in May 1991 from Group 'B' meningitis and septicaemia.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Charlotte Hannibal

    Charlotte H

    Charlotte was a student when she had both legs amputated below the knee, along with all the fingers from her left hand, after contracting meningococcal group W (MenW) and septicaemia.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Hannah Marsh

    Hannah Marsh

    Hannah is a CIMA-qualified account and is currently in the role of Financial Controller at Plan International UK, a global charity focussed on children's' rights and equality for girls.

  • Meningitis Now Ambassador James Duff

    James Duff

    James was a long-standing supporter and fundraiser for Meningitis Now before becoming a Community Ambassador in 2018

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Asha Vijendran

    Asha Vijendran

    I’m Asha and I work as a Corporate Development Manager at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Caroline Frean

    Caroline Frean

    I’m Caroline and I'm a solicitor working for people who have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Charlotte Moore

    Charlotte Moore

    I’m Charlotte. I am a clinical / medical negligence lawyer who works with children and adults who have suffered life-changing injuries, as a result of failings in their medical treatment and care.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Claire Packham

    Claire Packham

    I am currently a Department Coordinator at Anthony Collins Solicitors and have been with the firm for over 10 years.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Craig Ford

    Craig Ford

    I am currently a solicitor working in the South West. I left school at 16, joined the Army and spent 23 years in the military medical services.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - David Baker

    David Baker

    I am a father to three wonderful children - this the highlight of my life. I’ve always tried to do my best, I aim to help people and try and make their lives better.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Ian Watkinson

    Ian Watkinson

    I first came into contact with Meningitis Now following the death of my beautiful baby grandson Charlie in 2010.

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Jonathan Davies

    Jonathan Davies

    I contracted a severe case of viral meningitis in 2002. I was leading an active life, training for my first open water sea triathlon, when viral meningitis struck.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Julie Marsh

    Julie Marsh

    I represent injured people who have suffered an injury as a result of complications and issues with their medical treatment.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Laura Bland

    Laura Bland

    Hi, my name is Laura and I am a solicitor. I act for people who have suffered an injury as a result of complications and issues with their medical treatment.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Misa Ichinose

    Misa Ichinose

    I've lived in Japan, the US and Hong Kong but for the last decade I've studied and worked in the U.K., and currently live in Essex with my partner.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Sarah Huntbach

    Sarah Huntbach

    I am a solicitor and I represent clients and their families who have suffered life changing injuries, either because of a medical mishap/misdiagnosis, or caused by a road traffic or other type of accident.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Sue Davie

    Sue Davie

    I’m a qualified management accountant and MBA (Master of Business Administration). I worked for Fujitsu for 10 years after completing my BA (Hons) Business Studies.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Peer Mentor - Callum Jones

    Callum Jones

    My name is Callum and I have younger identical twin sisters. I decided to become a volunteer with Meningitis Now after one of my sisters had bacterial meningitis when she was 8

  • Meningitis Now B&A Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Fiona Yelland

    Fiona Yelland

    Hi, I’m Fiona. I had meningitis when I was 15, on 4 October 2011; it was just a normal school day. However, that was about to change.

  • Meningitis Now B&A Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Freya Stealey

    Freya Stealey

    Hello, I am Freya. I had meningitis two years ago when I was 22

  • Meningitis Now B&A Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Holly Loach

    Holly Loach

    Hi, I’m Holly. I'm 19 years old and am currently studying English Literature at Bristol Uni

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Peer Mentor - Isa Walker

    Isa

    Hi, I'm Isa and I've been volunteering with Meningitis Now for over 16 years, since my sister died of pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia when I was 5 years old.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Peer mentor - Katy Tyler

    Katy Tyler

    Hello, I'm Katy. Back in December 2013 we lost my brother's girlfriend Sarah to meningitis, aged just 19.

  • Meningitis Now B&A Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Ollie Gray

    Ollie Gray

    Hi, I'm Ollie. I had meningitis when I was extremely young but it has affected me since

  • Meningitis Now B&A Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Sophie Coghlan

    Sophie C

    Hello I’m Sophie. When I was 12 I contracted pneumococcal meningitis after suffering from a perforated eardrum. I was hospitalised for two weeks in intensive care at the Bristol Children’s Hospital, where I was fortunate enough to make a full recovery.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A Peer Mentor Conor

    Conor

    Hey, I'm Conor. I'm 19, and I've contracted meningitis 3 times in the last 8 years.

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Mary Ramsay

    Dr Mary Ramsay

    Dr Mary Ramsay has been a Consultant Epidemiologist since 1994.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Leah Wynn

    Leah Wynn

    Hi, I'm Leah, Community Fundraising Manager at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff member Jo Wilson

    Joanne Wilson

    Jo is the Community Fundraiser for Northern Ireland at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Sarah Lockey

    Sarah Lockey

    Hi, I'm Sarah, Community Fundraising Officer for the North East at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff member Elaine Close

    Elaine Close

    Hi, I'm Elaine, Community Fundraising Officer for the North West at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Kat Hollywell

    Kat Hollywell

    Hi, I'm Kat, Community Fundraising Assistant at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Viv Jones

    Viv Jones

    Hi! I'm Viv, Events Fundraising Assistant and Community Fundraiser for Scotland at Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now staff - Claire Donovan

    Claire Donovan

    Hello, I'm Claire, Helpline and Information Manager at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Tracy Lewendon

    Tracy Lewendon

    Hello, I'm Tracy, Initial Contact and Assessment Officer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Caroline Lyons

    Caroline Lyons

    Hello, I'm Caroline, Information and Assessment Nurse at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Kelly Archer

    Kelly Archer

    Hello, I'm Kelly, Information and Projects Co-ordinator at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Cheryl Brown

    Cheryl Brown

    Hello, I'm Cheryl, Support Services Manager at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Christine Mather

    Christine Mather

    Hi, I'm Chris, Meningitis Now's Community Support Officer covering the North of England. 

  • Meningitis Now staff - Lucie Riches

    Lucie Riches

    Hi, I'm Lucie, Meningitis Now's Community Support Officer covering the South, East and Central England

  • Meningitis Now staff - Alison Yelland

    Alison Yelland

    Hello, I'm Alison, Meningitis Now's Community Support Officer covering Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Meningitis Now staff - Dawn McNiff

    Dawn McNiff

    Hi, I'm Dawn, Meningitis Now's Community Support Officer covering the West Midlands, South West and South Wales

  • Meningitis Now staff - Jane Blewitt

    Jane Blewitt

    Hello, I'm Jane, Research Co-ordinator at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff - Suzanne Monaghan

    Suzanne Monaghan

    Hello, I'm Suzanne, Projects Officer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now Community Ambassador Graeme Burridge

    Graeme Burridge

    On 7 October 2016, my 23-year-old daughter Katherine came home from work feeling unwell.

  • Meningitis Now staff member Clara Wiggins

    Clara Wiggins

    Hello, I'm Clara, Communications and Press Officer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

    Andy Hopkinson

    Hello, I'm Andy, Communications and Press Officer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member David Clifford

    David Clifford

    Hi, I'm David, Digital Marketing Manager at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Jules Braithwaite

    Jules Braithwaite

    Hi, I'm Julie (Jules), Senior Designer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Rachel Oakley

    Rachel Oakley

    Hi! I'm Rachel, Website Editor at Meningitis Now and a member of the voluntary Safety Team

  • Meningitis Now staff member Hannah Reynolds

    Hannah Reynolds

    Hi, I'm Hannah, Digital Content Creator at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Ellie White

    Ellie White

    Hi! I'm Ellie, Digital Marketing Officer at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Kyra McDonnell

    Kyra McDonnell

    Hi! I'm Kyra, Supporter Care Administrator at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Sally Law

    Sally Law

    Hello! I'm Sally, Supporter Care Assistant at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Lisa Ellis

    Lisa Ellis

    Hi! I'm Lisa, Supporter Care Assistant at Meningitis Now

  • Meningitis Now staff member Laura Smith

    Laura Smith

    Hello! I'm Laura, HR and Finance Officer at Meningitis Now

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    Cathy Friend

    Hello, I'm Cathy, Finance and Payroll Officer at Meningitis Now