Steph Carter

I am looking forward to continuing to support this wonderful charity and to continue to educate as many people as possible about the signs and symptoms of meningitis

Steph Carter

Community ambassador

I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in January 2010 at the age of 32. I spent a week in hospital receiving treatment, a further two weeks at home receiving antibiotic treatment with the District Nursing Team and a further eight weeks at home recuperating. 

My lasting effects are occasional severe headaches, so I count myself extremely lucky indeed as I know many others are not as fortunate. I am looking forward to continuing to support this wonderful charity and to continue to educate as many people as possible about the signs and symptoms of meningitis and how it can strike anyone, of any age and at any time.

  • 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