Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis and septicaemia are serious, life threatening illnesses which can affect anyone at any time and can kill in hours.
Teenagers and young adults are one of the age groups at highest risk of contracting these deadly diseases.
The bugs that cause meningitis and septicaemia spread more easily when people are in close contact for extended periods. That’s why it’s important for all festival staff and attendees to be aware of the symptoms and know to seek urgent medical help if they suspect someone may have meningitis or septicaemia.
“The amazing George Zographou, aka Zoggy, tragically and suddenly died August 16th of MenB whilst attending a festival and never came home.
He was misdiagnosed and died alone on the floor of a welfare tent. His loss has been unbearable for those around him. He was my only sibling, and so much more could have been done for him and others like him.” Nicole Zographou (February 2018)
Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity working to defeat meningitis wherever it exists. We fund and support vital scientific research. We campaign and provide information to the public, health professionals and researchers that promotes prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and raises awareness of the diseases. We also provide direct support and ongoing personal help to individuals and families affected, whether they are living with impairment caused by the diseases or coping with the death of a loved one.
By volunteering at a festival for Meningitis Research Foundation, not only are you helping to raise vital funds for the charity, you are also helping us to raise awareness of these diseases, and you could help to prevent any more young people from losing their lives whilst attending a festival.
For out more information at: www.meningitis.org
Why not support Meningitis Research at festivals in 2018