Emma Moore

Meningitis Now have given me the focus to carry on, to honour George's life and memory

Emma Moore

Community ambassador

Hi my name's Emma Moore and I lost my first child George to meningitis at the age of 10 months old in October 2013

George was the happiest, liveliest, giggliest little baby you could ever meet. He rarely cried and was always into everything and loved to make people smile. He was always so advanced for his age and we managed to squeeze so much into those precious, short 10 months we were privileged to have him for. 

George became ill very suddenly on his first ever holiday abroad in Tunisia and from being sick as we boarded the flight to fighting for his life the very same day in a foreign hospital with very little communication was something I wouldn't wish on anyone.

The speed at which this disease took hold of George was frightening. From simply being sick, tired and clingy to suddenly becoming unresponsive, weak and struggling to breath for himself was such a drastic change in the space of a few hours.

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child and to have to carry on life without them beside you is a very hard step to take but with the support, kindness and help of this amazing charity I really do feel that George's life has saved so many others including my own. Meningitis Now have given me the focus to carry on, to honour George's life and memory, and it is something I can never thank them enough for.

I am so proud to have raised money in George's memory and I feel his life means so much to so many people because of the money he's inspired people to raise and donate and I am so happy to be given the opportunity to become a community ambassador for Meningitis Now because I feel there is no better way to honour my little boy and make him proud of me than to help others in his name and to prevent any other families loosing their child and having to live the rest of their lives with someone so special missing.

George Stanley Moore Forever Fund raises money for Meningitis Now in memory of our beautiful baby boy.

  • 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