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Family of George 'Zoggy' Zographou prepare for next Meningitis fundraising challenge

18-year-old George 'Zoggy' Zographou died from Meningitis B last year. Credit: ITV West Country

George Zographou from Bristol died after contracting Meningitis whilst at Boardmasters Festival last year.

George - known to his loved ones as Zoggy - was just 18 when he fell ill with Meningitis B at the Cornwall festival.

George's family and friends have been campaigning for greater awareness and raising money for vital research into vaccinations for teenagers. Credit: ITV West Country

A report has since found that staff and volunteers at these events must be fully trained in spotting the early signs and symptoms of the disease.

George's family and friends have been campaigning for greater awareness and raising funds for vital research.

Their next fundraising challenge is a bike ride from London to Paris, where the anniversary of George's death will be marked along the journey.

Anyone who thinks they are experiencing any symptoms is advised to trust their instincts and get medical help immediately by calling 999 or going to the nearest accident and emergency department.

For information on the signs and symptoms of Meningitis, visit the following websites: