Prestigious Award for One of Our Dedicated Ambassadors

Prestigious Award for One of Our Dedicated Ambassadors

21 June 2017

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is very proud of Scottish Ambassador Michael Pattie who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity in Dumfries & Galloway.

Michael’s son David sadly died from meningitis and septicaemia at the age of 13 in 1999 and he has worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness in his memory.

Michael said, “I would have to say I feel both proud and humbled. I am so proud to be a Scottish Ambassador for MRF and hopefully this award will continue to keep our profile to the fore. It goes without saying that I would give back all my achievements in an instant just to see Dave again. However, I guess so much good has come from what happened and I feel therefore I have turned the worst nightmare on its head in a way. I also feel that this recognition belongs to my wife Patsy, our team and fabulous community as much as it does to me but together we have perhaps made a difference to many people.”

Read more 

Sam Williams
Media Relations Manager

Hi, I’m Sam and I’m MRF's PR Manager.

If you want to know more about this story call me on 0333 405 626251, out of office hours on 07875 498047 or email me

samanthaw@meningitis.org