On Friday's BBC Children in Need you may have noticed that the Meningitis Trust featured during the show, with eight-year-old Levana being the face of the charity.
Levana, who lost both legs below the knee to meningitis when she was a baby, shared her experience of the disease with viewers.
If viewers of the show were inspired by her story, we would ask them to consider making a donation to the Trust at www.meningitis-trust.org so that we can continue our work - helping the thousands of individuals and families who are struggling to cope with the after-effects of this devastating disease.
Levana was filmed at one of the trust's family days earlier this year. These days are a way for families who have experienced meningitis to join together, share similar experiences and have fun within their local area.
Children in Need filmed the event and Levana, as they had provided a grant for £54,000. This is being used to help fund 24 family day events across the UK until 2010. Family days are an important service that the charity offers and we are very grateful for Children in Need's generosity.
The Meningitis Trust is a registered charity dedicated to providing practical and emotional support for life to anyone affected by the disease.
It has a range of free professional and community support services, which provide a lifeline to those who are struggling to cope with the impact of meningitis.
Last year it helped 20,000 people through its services and gave out £140,000 in financial support grants.
Communications officer Meningitis Trust