Keith urges public to be aware of meningitis

AN Ulgham man is sharing his own experiences to raise awareness of two dangerous diseases.

Meningitis Awareness Week, is highlighting that meningitis and septicaemia affect approximately ten people in the UK every day and they can be deadly.

One of its ambassadors, Keith Newman, said: “Our family have had three cases of meningitis to deal with in the past – my daughter Amy, now 21, contracted it in 1994 when she was just three years old, my son James (14) also developed the disease in 1999 when he was just three months old and my niece Daisy was also affected when she was small.

“We have been lucky not to lose anyone, but I know from experience others who have and that has made me determined to help others as best as I can.”