A mum from Bristol whose baby daughter survived meningitis is encouraging her community to Be Meningitis Wise during Meningitis Awareness Week (17-23 September).
Meningitis and septicaemia affects around 3,600 people in the UK and Ireland annually. They are deadly diseases that can strike anyone without warning, killing one in ten, and leaving a quarter of survivors with life altering effects from deafness and brain damage to loss of limbs.
Last year the Meningitis Research Foundation launched a petition calling on the government to pursue the widest and earliest implementation of vaccines to prevent these diseases.
As a result of support from MRF the family are organising a five-mile buggy walk along the river starting at Crews Hole, St George on Sunday 23 September at 11am. Entry is £5 with all proceeds going to the charity.
To sign up for the Buggy Push contact Cherie on: 07725334485 or 0117 9679796 or email: [cheriethorn007@