Our Team

  • Fiona Yelland

    Fiona Y

    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.

  • Kiera W


    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.

  • Olivia Geary


    Hi, I’m Livvy. My meningitis story begins with my nephew Jack, now aged 8. When Jack was two years old, he became extremely pale and weak after he had been unwell at a children’s party a few hours previous.

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    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.

  • Sophie W


    Hi, I'm Isa. I’m Matt's sister and I was five years old when Hannah, my baby sister died.

  • 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.

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    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 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.

  • 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.

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    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. 

  • Ross P

    Ross P

    Hi I’m Ross, I’m 14 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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. 

  • Alex

    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.

  • Morven McClaren


    My reason for being a Young Ambassador is to raise awareness about meningitis, offer support and raise much needed funds, and to help Meningitis Now offer help and support to other families in need after being affected by meningitis.

  • Nina Darzi


    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.

  • Rosie Heaton


    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

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Toby Adlington


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

  • 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.

  • Charlotte Hannibal

    Charlotte H

    Student Charlotte had both legs amputated below the knee and lost all the fingers on her left hand when she contracted meningococcal group W (Men W) meningitis last year.