MAY I take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all local students who get involved in the work of our charity – Meningitis Now.

Students support us as part of our Young Ambassadors team, helping to shape the charity’s future, supporting others who may be struggling and making sure everyone knows that Meningitis Now is here for anyone affected by meningitis.

We’re also grateful to the many university RAG societies who support our work. As a charity which receives no Government funding we rely on the fantastic fundraising efforts of our supporters to raise the £10,000 we need each day to provide our lifesaving and life-changing services.

Of course, getting involved with Meningitis Now is not just about fundraising – we have many roles available which can help expand students’ skills and increase their employability.

Student Volunteering Week is a good opportunity to raise awareness of these. And volunteers can have a lot of fun and make friends along the way.

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Without them we simply wouldn’t be able to achieve a fraction of what we do – their commitment is simply amazing.

If you’d like to find out more please get in touch by emailing me at or visit our website at

JO CAMPBELL, volunteer manager, Meningitis Now.