Cliff and Jeanette Bull

As Community Ambassadors of Meningitis Now we are passionate and committed in promoting awareness

Cliff and Jeanette Bull

Community ambassador

Charlie woke with a temperature and a rash, Claire knew that something was seriously wrong and rushed him to Bezier hospital. He was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis together with septicaemia.

Charlie woke with a temperature and a rash, Claire knew that something was seriously wrong and rushed him to Bezier hospital. He was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis together with septicaemia. 

He was in a coma with little light at the end of the tunnel, but thanks to the specialist team of doctors and Charlie’s strength and will power helped him to survive this devastating disease. Charlie is a keen cyclist with several wins in France and the UK. After a year of recuperation he is back into competitive cycling.

As Community Ambassadors of Meningitis Now we are passionate and committed in promoting awareness to everyone of this awful disease and hope we can give something back to Meningitis Now who have always been there for us and our family in our time of need.

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  • Holly M

    Holly McNaughton

    Community ambassador

    Hi, I’m Holly. I first became familiar with meningitis when my mum contracted it on 14th April 2012.

  • Anne Cadden

    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.

  • Lesley Leaver

    Lesley Leaver

    Community ambassador

    I lost my husband, Kevin, to meningococcal septicaemia in January 2000, just five hours after being admitted to hospital. I have been supported by Meningitis Now ever since. 

  • Anne Gaston

    Anne Gaston

    Community ambassador

    My son is now 21, but when he was six months old, he was rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis. Thankfully it turned out not to be meningitis, but it made me realise how little I knew about this devastating disease