Jeremy Hunt met with the families of two Bristol teens who were killed by a strain of meningitis they weren't vaccinated against.Read the full story ›
The families of two teenagers from Bristol, who died from meningitis within 18 months of each other, are to meet the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today.
16-year-old Izzy Gentry and 18-year-old George Zographou were pupils at St Brendan's Sixth Form College.
Since their deaths in May 2016 and August 2017, both families have been campaigning for more people to get vaccinated.
The student is currently receiving treatment and is recovering well.Read the full story ›
Public Health England says there are no known links to the previous Meningitis B cases associated with St Brendan’s Sixth Form College.Read the full story ›
The open letter by Nicole Zographou has been published by the Meningitis Now campaign.Read the full story ›
The mother and sister of George Zographou have been speaking to Kylie Pentelow.
George died last month from Meningitis B.
His family say he was a positive, caring person who was extremely popular.
A charity football match in George's memory is taking place on Sunday and is raising money for Meningitis Now.
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The unnamed patient was in the same social circle as Bristol student George Zographou who died from meningitis B last month.Read the full story ›
A charity football match in George Zographou's memory is taking place on Sunday and is raising money for Meningitis Now.Read the full story ›
This Sunday will see a day of fundraising in memory of a Bristol teenager who lost his life to meningitis last month.
George Zographou showed symptoms of meningitis while attending Boardmaster’s festival in Cornwall.
He later died from the rare meningitis B strain.
George would have celebrated his 19th birthday this week.
The fundraiser will feature a special football match with ex professional players from local clubs including Bristol City’s Louis Carey.
There will also be a book of condolences for people to sign and pictures of George will be played in a slide show on a screen inside the clubhouse.
Organisers say all money raised will be split between Meningitis Now and the Royal Cornwall Hospital, who looked after George in his final hours.
George's sister Nicola says the event has provided the family with comfort knowing they are raising awareness of meningitis.
We hope as many people who are able to, come along on Sunday. Hopefully the atmosphere and sense of community on the day will provide everyone with some sense of hope in this dark time.
The event will be held at Brislington FC from midday on Sunday, with the football match kicking off at 1.00pm.
Bristol City have announced they will hold a minute's silence in remembrance of George Zographou during their match against Millwall on Saturday, 19 August.
The 18-year-old passed away today, 16 August, after falling ill with meningitis at the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall.