Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis: Awareness and support in the community

We want to grow the reach and impact of our network of community ambassadors. Ambassadors have experience of meningitis and provide vital support to others who have lost loved ones or are living with the after-effects of meningitis, and carry out life-saving awareness raising in their communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1091105)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,500

Amount raised

£13,000

Donations

2

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Meningitis is devastating and fast-acting, and can kill or seriously disable within hours. New strains emerge over time, which means awareness of symptoms and the need to seek treatment is vital. Our Community Ambassadors help raise awareness of meningitis symptoms amongst health professionals, the public and at risk groups, and provide individual support to families affected by the disease. However, there are still communities lacking the life-saving information and vital support they need.

Solution

Through this project we aim to strengthen our Ambassador programme, enabling us to deliver awareness messages on a wider scale, and ensure that those affected by meningitis can access support locally and on an ongoing basis. We will provide current Ambassadors with regular refresher training, the most up-to-date information and the necessary support to be active and passionate representatives. We will also look to recruit more Ambassadors, particularly in areas without regional representation