Honour loved ones this Christmas with charity ribbon appeal

Date published: 06 November 2018


Meningitis Now has now launched its 2018 Ribbon Appeal, which gives everyone an opportunity to remember loved ones this Christmas – and we’d like to invite your readers to dedicate their own ribbon.

Each year the charity helps people to honour those they have lost with a ribbon inscribed with their family member or friend’s name.

These are placed on our Tree of Remembrance at our Christmas Concert in Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday, December 13.

To dedicate a ribbon visit our website at www.MeningitisNow.org/ribbon2018 before December 7.

Ribbons can be placed by anyone left bereaved, whatever the circumstances of their loss, and all donations received in exchange for a ribbon will help Meningitis Now support families who need us this Christmas and throughout the coming months and years.

It’s only through the generosity of individuals that we’re able to save lives and rebuild futures, through our research, awareness and support work, and your donation really does make a difference.

This year’s appeal is spearheaded by Russ and Kerry Fisher, of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, who lost their daughter Rubie to bacterial meningitis at just six weeks old in 2015.

We have been supporting the family since then. Russ and Kerry have bravely allowed us to film their story to help with our appeal and you can view this at: www.meningitisnow.org/rubie

We remain committed to being here to support all those who need us after meningitis as we move towards a future where no one in the UK dies from this disease and everybody affected gets the support they need.

If anyone would like to know more about our fight against meningitis and our Ribbon Appeal, or get tickets for our concert, please visit our website.

Tom Nutt

Chief Executive 

Meningitis Now

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.