We’ve made a leap forward in 2014
WITH New Year upon us, I wish to thank everyone who supported Meningitis Now in 2014.
Supporters are our backbone. Only through people’s kindness, energy and enthusiasm can we fight the disease on all fronts – fund pioneering preventative research, raise lifesaving awareness and support survivors and their families.
Everyone’s generosity and dedication is inspirational, especially considering some grieve or face life-changing after-effects from meningitis.
This year saw leaps forward, including the first vaccine for Meningitis B – the most common form of bacterial meningitis in the UK – approved to be free to babies Letters to the Editor, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RG and children on the NHS.
However, the government and vaccine manufacturer are still negotiating a price, and meanwhile babies are dying or suffering disabilities, so we continue to press both to hurry up.
We will not stop until everyone is protected.
Until then, people should know the symptoms and we urge people to make a New Year’s resolution to fight meningitis.
A fundraising challenge will make a difference to UK families.
We’ve many awe-inspiring activities such as daredevil skydives, tremendous treks and fantastic foreign adventures.
Meningitis can strike anyone, of any age, at any time.
It kills more UK under-fives than any other infectious disease, and survivors can suffer aftereffects such as brain damage, epilepsy and limb loss.
Thank you for your support and please join us in 2015.
To donate, for a free symptoms pack or app, or more information, call us on 0808 80 10 388 or visit www.MeningitisNow.org.
STEVE DAYMAN MBE Meningitis Now Founder Fern House Bath Road
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