Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Rosie Heaton

I’m a huge believer that the work Meningitis Now does have the potential to change lives for the better


Young Ambassador

Hi, I’m Rosie. I had bacterial meningitis when I was seven years old and my life is still impacted by the after-effects the disease left me with on a day-to-day basis

Meningitis Now has always been there for me when I’ve needed them. Whether by surrounding me with a strong support system, funding services to help with the long-term impact of meningitis or even just allowing me to throw myself into fundraising and campaigning, Meningitis Now’s input on my life over the last 15 years has very much influenced me, shaping me into the person I am today.

It’s a passion and desire to give to others what Meningitis Now has given to me that drives me. I’m a huge believer that the work Meningitis Now does has the potential to change lives for the better. I know first-hand that the networks and lifelong friendships formed through the opportunities offered by Meningitis Now can make all the difference.

I have had so many brilliant and diverse opportunities from being a Young Ambassador, from speaking at a Parliamentary reception, to zip wiring off tall buildings, to meeting with government officials in the Cabinet Office. It is a role I tell people about with pride.

I feel honoured to be able to volunteer as a Young Ambassador alongside some really incredible people, to raise awareness, campaign, and ultimately to be a small part of the fight against meningitis.

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