Cathy Trueman is now raising awareness of the risks to people over 55 of contracting the disease.Read more
Cathy Trueman wants to raise awareness that older people can get meningitis.
Cathy Trueman was a "gym freak" but now struggles to walk after contracting meningitis. She wants to raise awareness that older people can contract the disease. A recent survey by Meningitis Now found 95 per cent of people did not think over 55-year-olds were at risk. Ms Trueman said that she thought only babies and young people could catch it.
Kia Gott was a healthy baby girl before she was rushed to hospital with a severe case of meningitis C.
The 18-year-old died after falling ill at Newquay's Boardmasters' Festival in August 2017.
Student Edward Whipple made the arm after seeing a Twitter appeal by Chloe Smith's mother.
There will not be an inquest into the death of a teenager who fell ill with meningitis at a music festival.
George Zographou, from Bristol, died aged 18 after falling ill at Newquay's Boardmasters Festival in August 2017.
Andrew Cox, assistant coroner for Cornwall, said meningitis was a "naturally occurring condition" and therefore there was no justification for an inquest.
Mr Zographou's family said: "As a family we are on our knees. We just don’t understand it."