WE AT the Meningitis Trust are delighted to have been generously given a brand new Honda Jazz car to raffle off by Phoenix Honda, helping to raise much-needed funds for our work.
The car, which is worth more than £10,000, was donated to us as a prize for our national raffle, which anyone over 16 years old can enter.
The raffle is a great way to support our work and, at only £2 a ticket, the prize could be a once-in-a-lifetime bargain. By buying tickets for the raffle, you will be helping the thousands of people who are struggling with the impact of meningitis in the UK right now.
Meningitis can affect anyone, of any age, at any time. It's a devastating disease that strikes quickly, killing within hours. Many are left stunned and traumatised by the experience - struggling to come to terms with their after-effects, or grieving for a loved one who was snatched away from them.
With no vaccine available to protect against all strains of the disease, knowing the signs and symptoms and remaining vigilant at all times is the only way to protect yourself and those around you.
The Meningitis Trust supports people living with the effects of meningitis and is committed to raising awareness of the disease and its symptoms, by producing and distributing millions of life-saving symptoms cards every year.
Wouldn't it be great to say you did something good today? By taking part in our raffle you may be rewarded with a brand new car, but you definitely will be rewarded with the knowledge that your actions have helped others.
To buy or sell tickets, please contact me, Anne, on 0845 120 2123, or email Hondaraffle@meningitis-trust.org, or log on to our website, www.meningitis-trust.org .
ANNE CURRIE The Meningitis Trust Annec@meningitis-trust.org