“I know how devastating meningitis can be. I really want young people and especially students at universities in Plymouth and Exeter to be aware of the disease. That’s why I’m supporting Meningitis Research Foundation who campaign and raise awareness of the disease.”
Rob Dawson, Director of Support at MRF said, “We are saddened to hear of Rebecca’s story and we are grateful to EgoSumArt for raising funds for MRF in her memory. These vital funds will help to continue our research, awareness and support programmes.
“Teenagers and young adults are a high risk age group for meningitis and septicaemia. University students are particularly at risk because they mix with so many other students, some of whom are unknowingly carrying the meningitis bacteria. The MenACWY vaccination programme was introduced for teenagers in 2015 to stop a rapid rise in cases of MenW. We’re encouraging everyone to check their eligibility and book an appointment with their GP for the MenACWY vaccine. Most teenagers and young people up to the age of 22 can get the vaccine free as well as first year university students up to the age of 25.”
Check your eligibility for the vaccine at: www.meningitis.org/oneshot.
Following in the footsteps of Turner and Reynolds, EgoSumArt takes inspiration from the iconic surrounding South Hams landscape and utilises different mediums, to create and construct paintings, drawings and photographs, film, music and verse.
For more information about EgoSumArt, visit www.EgoSumArt.co.uk.
Read Rebecca’s story at: www.meningitis.org/the-book-of-experience/rebecca-little
The Old Mill Café is a family run enterprise that has been supporting EgoSumArt since 2016.