Hope S-B

I feel privileged to see first-hand the wonderful work that Meningitis Now does


Young Ambassador

My name is Hope and I've just finished my first year of a law degree at Cambridge. I've spent two weeks volunteering at the Meningitis Now head office to find out what it's like to work for a charity.

Through volunteering, I've been able to get a real taste of how a charity works and have learnt lots about meningitis and its effects. I’ve been very busy over these two weeks and have attended meetings on fundraising with lots of other charities from the local area as well as one on planning and organising a carol concert even though its only July! 

I was also able to attend the Young Ambassador training day as well as working with the Communications Team writing blogs and researching more about meningitis. I feel privileged to have been able to see first-hand the wonderful work that Meningitis Now do by raising awareness, fundraising and helping those with the disease and coping with the after-effects. 

  • Fiona Yelland

    Fiona Y

    Young Ambassador

    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.

  • Kiera W


    Young Ambassador

    Hello, my name is Kiera. Many years before I was born, my parents had their first child, Dominic. Dominic contracted meningitis B at a very young age, shortly after he won his battle with cancer.

  • Olivia Geary


    Young Ambassador

    Hi, I’m Livvy. My meningitis story begins with my nephew Jack, now aged 8. When Jack was two years old, he became extremely pale and weak after he had been unwell at a children’s party a few hours previous.

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    Matt W

    Young Ambassador

    Hi, I’m Matt. In August 2012 I became a Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now. The Young Ambassador’s role is to promote Meningitis Now to young people, and this is a huge challenge.