Jenny & Mark Smith

We became Community Ambassadors to help raise awareness of meningitis in our area

Jenny & Mark Smith

Community Ambassador

We contacted Meningitis Now after the loss of our nine-month-old son Taylor to meningococcal septicaemia in March 2009.

The disease took hold within 12 hours. We had taken Taylor to staff at our local out-of-hours clinic who diagnosed a gastric bug and told us to administer water and Calpol regularly. Taylor died peacefully in his cot that night. The thought he could have had meningitis never crossed our minds.

We became Community Ambassadors to help raise awareness of meningitis in our area and increase the profile of Meningitis Now. We also wanted to raise funds to help fight this disease. To date we have raised around £34,600.