Ross P

Meningitis Now has been a huge support to us all, and still is. They are now classed as part of our family

Ross P

Young Ambassador

Hi I’m Ross, I’m 14 and I live with my family and my brother, who has had meningitis. My brother, Troy, has suffered bacterial meningitis six times due to a head injury.

Troy’s recurrent bacterial meningitis means that I, and my family, have an on-going concern; my parents have to be very aware of the symptoms, and I have to be strong. As a family we have all had to deal with, adjust and support Troy’s life-changing after-effects, such as deafness and behavioural issues.

Meningitis Now has been a huge support to us all, and still is. They are now classed as part of our family. The family days are ace, because we get to have fun, relax and meet and talk to others who have suffered in some way. Meningitis Now staff and volunteers are amazing and such a laugh.

As a Young Ambassador I hope to help raise awareness, support others who have suffered, do more fundraising and continue the great work started by other Young Ambassadors.

  • 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.

  • Meningitis Now Young Ambassador day - Ross and Matt

    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.