Paul Ward

In Memory of Sophie Ward

Fundraising for Meningitis Now
raised of £2,000 target
by 420 supporters
Cycle Round the Isle of Wight, 21 October 2023
In memory of Sophie Ward
Meningitis Now

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We support those affected by meningitis to stop the disease devastating lives


At the end of July 2023 my lovely daughter, Sophie, died from Meningitis septicaemia. She was 20 years old. On Sunday afternoon, she had symptoms, achy shoulders, neck and head and an overwhelming tiredness and aversion to light. Sophie and her mother went to A and E. The doctor dismissed the idea that she had Meningitis. Sophie went home, she and her parents thought she was not seriously ill. By the morning Sophie had advanced sepsis/septicaemia. The emergency treatment could not save her life and she died on Monday afternoon. Her death was tragic and avoidable. I am supporting Meningitis Now because this charity supports the bereaved, supports survivors of Meningitis and funds research into Meningitis. Research can develop improved vaccines, find more accurate ways of diagnosing Meningitis and raise awareness of this deadly infection. I will be cycling round the Isle of Wight, 90kms with a target time of 6 hours. Thank you for supporting my fundraising efforts in memory of Sophie Ward.

About the charity

Meningitis Now

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In the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded, we have funded research, provided support & worked to raise the public's awareness of the disease. Our vision is a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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