Our team

  • Believe & Achieve B&A Becky Hartwell

    Becky Hartwell

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

  • Believe & Achieve B&A Laura Williams

    Laura Williams

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

  • Believe & Achieve B&A Ellie Murray

    Ellie Murray

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ian Watkinson

    Ian Watkinson

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor Freya Stealey

    Freya Stealey

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

  • 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

  • BandA - Peer Mentor - Isa Walker


    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.

  • Katy Tyler Believe & Achieve Peer Mentor

    Katy Tyler

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

  • 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

  • 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.