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Special event to support meningitis families

A Meninigitis Now family day.
A Meninigitis Now family day.

A family event to support families affected by meningitis is being organised at Fleetwood’s favourite farm.

Meningitis Now is inviting families with an experience of the disease to join it for a free family day at Farmer Parr’s on May 13.

As well as the chance to explore the animal farm, those coming along can find out more about the support available from Meningitis Now.

Christine Hughes, community support officer for Meningitis Now said: “Our family days are a great way for those affected by this devastating disease to join together, share their experiences and most importantly, have fun.

“Whether a child in your family has had meningitis or you as a parent or carer have been affected, we invite you to join us and other families to relax and talk with people who understand what the impact of the disease is like.”

Meningitis Now free Family Days, supported by Children in Need, are held in different locations up and down the UK to allow as many families as possible to attend.

They are designed to provide parents, guardians or grandparents with the chance to meet other families who have been affected by meningitis, and find out more about the support available to them through Meningitis Now.

Those attending can join in the activities with the children or spend time chatting informally with other parents and Meningitis Now staff.

“We know that the impact of meningitis reaches much further than the individual concerned,” Christine added. “It can have a huge effect on all those closest to them, especially family and friends. Meningitis changes lives and futures, which is why bringing together families with similar experiences of the disease is so important.

n To find out more about the day contact Christine on christineh@meningitisnow.org or visit www.meningitisnow.org