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Rosie Galligan

Rosie Galligan

- Patrons and Ambassadors

Rosie is a professional rugby player for Harlequins and England and a proud ambassador for Meningitis Now.

She played for England for the first time in February 2019 and says ‘it was such a dream come true’. England beat Ireland and she remembers walking off the pitch on a chilly evening in Dublin, surrounded by my teammates feeling on top of the world.

Less than six months later, she spent ten days in Hospital after contracting meningitis.  She was told that if she had been admitted a day later she could have lost both her legs to septicemia.

Rosie says ‘I feel so profoundly grateful that I have been able to make a full recovery from my meningitis experience. Over 1,000 days after I first played for England, I played a second time, against Scotland in the Six Nations’.