Meningitis Now staff member Clara Wiggins

It is hugely satisfying to know that every person who reads that story is learning about the dangers of the disease

Clara Wiggins

Communications and Press Officer

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

The year you joined the charity

September 2018.

A brief overview of your role – what are you responsible for?

As Communications Officer, I am responsible for publicising the work of the charity. This includes working with the press – local and national newspapers and broadcasters – and researching and writing blogs for our website.

Your favourite part of your role

I love helping our supporters who are so keen to raise awareness about meningitis. It is hugely satisfying when a story goes right and gets picked up by the local and national press – and to know that every person who reads that story or listens to that interview is learning about the dangers of the disease.

Your biggest achievements

For years I have had a bucket list of two: swim with whale sharks and write a book. I have yet to achieve the first (one attempt in Mozambique was thwarted by bad weather) but a few years ago I wrote and published a book about moving overseas as an “expat partner”. It was never going to be a best seller but it definitely appealed to my niche target audience!

A fun fact about yourself

I was born in Cuba; my parents were diplomats and happened to be posted in Havana when I came along. Years later I joined the Foreign Office myself and went back to visit my birth country when I was posted to Jamaica. If nothing else, I enjoyed the mojitos!

How you can be contacted

Email me at or call 01453 769 022.