Lisajayne Booth


Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now is a charity with almost 30 years’ experience. Formed in October this year by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust, founders of the meningitis movement in the UK. We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support. Meningitis is still very much present in our lives today - it can happen in an instant but its impact will last a lifetime. There are as many as 500,000 people living in the UK today who have had either viral or bacterial meningitis at some time in their lives. Added to this are their family and friends who also feel the impact of the disease on their lives too. 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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Laurens 'trike to bike' ride

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Lauren is something of a miracle. After contracting meningitis at just 6 weeks old, doctors said Lauren would probably never walk or talk. But in the 10 years since her ordeal, Lauren has been astounding her family and medical experts with her progress.

Left with some hearing loss and mild cerebal palsy among other after effects, the Meningitis Trust has helped Lauren with speech and language therapy and by purchasing a special trike to help with her balance problems. That boost of confidence ignited a passion and now remarkably aged ten, Lauren is one of the countries top road cyclists in her age group.

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of her illness and also 25th anniversary of the Meningitis Trust. To mark these occasions Lauren has decided to cycle 25 miles from her home in Chippenham to the Meningitis Trust head offices in Stroud to raise money and awareness.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor Lauren and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Lauren appreciates all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

15.07.11 thank you for letting me ride with you we had a great day love jim

11.07.11 Well done Lauren. I read your story on and I'm really impressed. I have a great friend who went through the same as you. She's now a Doctor and with your obvious strengths I'm sure you'll be successful and happy too! Keep riding!

11.07.11 Well done Lauren, you will be an inspiration for other children dealing with illness. Look forward to hearing about your racing career as it takes off!

11.07.11 Well done Lauren - fantastic ride!

11.07.11 Congratulations Lauren, very inspiring!

29.06.11 Good luck Lauren, such a strong little girl. Well done from Elynor, Zoe, Meg and Maggy x

29.06.11 Good to see you on your way to Stroud today, Lauren. Go for it. Paris next? from Carolyn and family

28.06.11 good luck with your ride & hope you enjoy it :-)


28.06.11 Good luck Lauren, i'm sure you will make it look easy!!!!

27.06.11 Good luck Lauren we will be thinking of you and sending lots of love x x

27.06.11 Great stuff - hope this helps you make your target

27.06.11 You are an inspiration - keep up the fantastic work!

26.06.11 Good luck Lauren you are such an inspiration lots of love x x

26.06.11 G'day Lauren, good luck on the ride next week!

24.06.11 you go Lauren. all the very best. xx

22.06.11 good luck Lauren :)

16.06.11 This is 5 time further than I could manage. Good luck and be careful.

15.06.11 Well done Lauren. We have nothing but admiration for you and know that you will succeed in every courageous challenge you encounter. We shall be thinking of you with love and smiles. Good luck dearest Lauren.

14.06.11 Wishing you all the best Lauren, good luck with your ride and for the future! x

24.05.11 She is amazing! An absolute inspiration us all. Good luck.

13.05.11 I Think you are very brave to take this challenge Lauren and the very best of luck

13.05.11 Go for it gorgous girlie. Make sure Mum gets you the biggest ice cream when you have finished

07.05.11 Lauren you are an inspiration to us all. You should be very proud of yourself. Good luck with the ride!!

21.04.11 I was touched by your story in the paper and am very happy to support a fellow cyclist. Best of luck Lauren!


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