Anne Cadden

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

Anne Cadden

Community Ambassador

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

A friend from Helen’s school, Richard Murphy, also died from meningitis seven weeks later at another university.

I felt the Community Ambassador scheme was an excellent way to raise awareness of meningitis and the work of Meningitis Now, to provide support to members of the local community and to engage with local organisations until a vaccine is found for all strains of meningitis.