Toby Adlington

I want to not only spread awareness of this virus but to help younger people become aware of what it does and how to prevent it


Young Ambassador

Hello, I am Toby and I have witnessed what meningitis does to people and their families.

I am sixteen years old and go to Warwick school. I enjoy my rugby a lot and had the honour to play at Twickenham last year in the cup final for Warwick School under fifteen team. I am currently studying towards my GCSE's and also enjoy playing the drums on a regular basis. 

My brother Barney contracted meningitis at the age of three and a half and I was five. We used to be very close and he could easily have been my twin. Shortly after my brother passed away my family started to spread awareness of how the virus effects not only the victim, but also the people and family around the person.

  • 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.

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    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.