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Thank you Dr Jamie Findlow & Youth Adventure Tameside

Thank you Dr Jamie Findlow & Youth Adventure Tameside

27 May 2014

The team at the Health Protection Agency's Vaccine Evaluation Unit in Manchester have helped make our 25th Anniversary Walk happen.

Dr Jamie Findlow is Deputy Head of the unit and is actively involved with the North West charity Youth Adventure Tameside (YAT) whose fantastic support over the last week has been indispensable. YAT have provided a shuttle bus throughout each leg of the 100km walk and experienced guides to lead our walkers safely across the stunning terrain. They also helped us plot the route in advance, ensuring the walk was challenging but manageable for all levels of fitness.

To find out more about the work of Youth Adventure Tameside (YAT) go to: http://www.yat.freeservers.com



Jamie works alongside Professor Ray Borrow, who Heads up the Unit. Ray is chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel and is on the walk with his family. Also walking is Dr Xilian Bai who works with Jamie and Ray at the Evaluation Unit, where she is responsible for evaluating meningococcal vaccines. 

pictured top right- l to r - Ray, Jamie, Billie Tyrie (young supporter) and Xilian

Led by charity Chief Executive Christopher Head and other senior staff, this 25th anniversay walk is an eight day challenge covering 100km of the beautiful Peak District National Park connecting two landmark buildings in the history of meningitis and septicaemia – Sheffield University and the National Meningitis Reference Laboratories in Manchester.

Around 100 members and supporters are walking with us hoping to raise a minimum of £100 each in sponsorship to sponsor them go to: http://www.justgiving.com/teams/walk25


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