Our team

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Kiera

    Kiera

    Hello, my name is Kiera. Before I was born, my brother Dominic contracted meningitis septicaemia at 4-years-old, shortly after he had 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 Now Young Ambassador Johari

    Johari A

    Hi, my name is Johari. I became a Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now in 2014 and my family has been involved with the charity since my brother survived pneumococcal meningitis as a baby in 2000.

  • 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

    Ross W

    Hi, I'm Ross. In 1992, before I was born, I lost my 4-year-old brother Dominic to meningitis after he had recovered from cancer. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 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 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 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 Young Ambassador Toby Adlington

    Toby

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

  • 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 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 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 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 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.