The country's two leading meningitis charities have announced plans to merge. Bristol-based Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust in Stroud will join forces next month. They're planning to keep their individual names until a re-launch at the end of the year.
Onor Crummay fell ill with meninigitis B when she was a student at the University of Bristol. It left her with learning difficulties which she managed to battle and now supports Meningitis UK's campaign to get the Government to have children immunised against strain B of bug.
Here is her message about how important a vaccine is.