The Meningitis Trust is the UK's longest established meningitis charity. It helps around 20,000 people each year through its range of specialist services; giving vital support to those who have been affected by this life-changing disease. With as many as 500,000 people living in the UK who have had either viral or bacterial meningitis and up to one adult in every four knowing of someone who has had meningitis, the charity's ongoing work is much-needed.
The charity - which is reliant on voluntary contributions to continue its work - is committed to raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and distributes millions of leaflets, posters, symptoms cards, information sheets and other materials every year.
For more information about meningitis (including the signs and symptoms to look out for) and the work of the Meningitis Trust, log on to http://www.meningitis-trust.org/ or call the Trust's freephone 24-hour helpline on 0800 028 18 28.