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Stroud MP champions the work of Meningitis Now

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Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie has heaped praise on the work done by Meningitis Now during the pandemic.

She met up with chief executive Dr Tom Nutt and director of communications Mark Hunt at the national headquarters in Bath Road.

The charity has gone through significant changes in the last year due to their income falling by over £1m as fundraising events were cancelled due to Covid 

The Meningitis Now team adapted many services to go online to provide tailored and timely support to people living under lockdown. Virtual fundraising events were also created to support their vital work.

“I am really pleased this important charity based here in Stroud has managed to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic while still keeping to its core values,” said Siobhan.

“It is continuing its great work including the recently launched Covid-19 Young Futures Fund to help young people up to the age of 25 with the resources they need to continue their education, learning and development. 

“I was really impressed with the charity’s commitment and I feel strongly that the team’s decades of expertise in the field of infectious diseases is crucial to the country, especially given everything we have been through recently.   I look forward to working with the team in the future.”

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Picture of Siobhan at the charity’s HQ with Tom and Mark is attached for your use.

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