No matter when or what your experience of meningitis is, I'm here to help

Lucie Riches

Community Support Officer

Lucie is one of our Community Support Officers, covering the South, East and Central England. 

The year you joined the charity


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

I work with families and individuals affected by meningitis. I provide one-to-one support, signposting and help accessing support services. I also work with schools, workplaces and with other professionals to help get the right support in place for those affected by meningitis. 

I am the point of contact for Meningitis Now support events in the area, such as Family Days and Forever Days. I also moderate the online peer support page on Facebook  - ‘Peer Support – Meningitis Now’ 

Your favourite part of your role

Working alongside such amazing and inspiring individuals and families who never give up fighting against the impact meningitis has on their lives.

Your biggest achievements

Seeing lots of smiles on faces at the end of our lovely Family Days.

A fun fact about yourself

I have a very happy and energetic dog, Pip, who I rescued in 2011. He is 77 years old in human years and shows no sign of slowing down!

How you can be contacted

You can email me at, call me on 0345 340 2453 or 07587 554 848 or message me on Facebook: Lucie Riches (Meningitis Now).