MRF Helpline & Befriender Officer
Hi, I’m Alison and I joined Meningitis Research Foundation in September 2012. I take helpline calls and answer emails from people with all sorts of queries about meningitis and septicaemia, including symptoms and after effects, and offer them support if they or their loved ones are affected. I work with our fantastic befrienders who share their experiences with others through our Telephone Befriending Service.
I raise awareness of the disease by sharing information with individuals, schools, nurseries, colleges, communities and health professionals. I can see the Foundation’s work is making a real difference.
I’m also involved in organising our membership events, including Members’ Days and the Bristol Meningitis Symposium. It’s always enjoyable to meet our inspirational members!