Rose Gowans

As a Community Ambassador, I am totally committed to helping and representing Meningitis Now

Rose Gowans

Community ambassador

Rose’s daughter Alexandra had meningitis when she was just six-months-old, whilst the family was on holiday in Scotland

After 30 harrowing days in Aberdeen Sick Children’s Hospital Alexandra, thank God, survived. Rose was so grateful for the support the family received from Steve Dayman at that time that they have actively involved themselves in raising awareness and fundraising since then.

“That’s why, as a Community Ambassador, I am totally committed to helping and representing Meningitis Now” Rose said.

Get in touch with Rose here
  • 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