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These pages tell a little bit of the MAS story, report on the work we have done and continue with while highlighting some key items of press and media coverage of the past few years.

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A New Chair for Lewis

One September Claire and John Mackintosh wrote us a charming letter that deserves a wider audience.

"Dear Mrs McKiernan, Thank you for your letter of the 15th September. Lewis received his chair last month, and we had a visit from the company representative to adjust the chair to his requirements a few weeks later.

It was very kind of the Association to pay for the chair to be re-vamped for Lewis's uses. It now means that he has an "easy" chair to sit on, so that he is not either in his wheelchair or in his bed.

We occasionally use it to feed him in - so he can also have his tea in front of the telly with the rest of us when the usual weekly routine of eating at the table is relaxed at the weekend.

I'm enclosing a snap of him so that you can see what a happy smiling boy he is.

Thanks once again."

Claire and John Mackintosh
Kirkcaldy, Fife


The First Meningitis Ball

Fundraising efforts expand as our friends have a ball.

At the first ever Meningitis Ball Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary presented MAS with a cheque for £7,200.00.

Since then successive events have raised thousands of pounds towards our cause.
Mr Douglas Brown of Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary presenting the cheque to Dr Crispin of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.



Funding Snippets

Meningitis Scotland help fund research programmes and initiatives in Scotland and throughout the world...

Research Projects
It is not widely known but the Meningitis Association of Scotland fund research not only in Scotland but also at research units in other countries, including -

Research into vaccines including meningococcal 'B'
Dr. C. C. Blackwell, PhD., FRC Path, DSc Hunter Immunology Unit, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Dr. J. M. Braun, PhD., Institute for Scientific Evaluation of Naturopathy. University of Cologne, Germany.

Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Disease
Increasing the number of laboratory confirmed cases and improving epidemiological surveillance.
Dr Giles Edwards (Director), Scottish Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory, Stobhill NHS Trust, The House on the Hill, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow G21.

Haemofittration in Meningococcal Sepsis
A Scottish Development, Dr C. J. Best, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.
Worldwide collaboration by Dr M. G. Leeson and the team in the Immunology Unit of the Royal Newcastle Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia into susceptibility of meningococcal disease including valuable work with the indigenous peoples.

Monitoring and Infection control and surveillance
Dr Peter Christie (S.C.I.E.H.), Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental health, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN.

Long Term survivors and the related problems:
Dr Liam Doris, Consultant Neuropsychologist Fraser of Allander Unit, Yorkhill Hospital

Collaboration with scientists in 16 countries worldwide, including United States of America, Greece and Portugal.

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