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The 2nd Annual Meningitis Conference 2002

In March 2002 the second Scottish Meningitis Conference was held in Edinburgh.

A wide variety of politicians from the spectrum of Scottish political life together with dignitaries and public figures were in attendance.

Amongst them was John Swinney then the SNP party leader and today government Finance Secretary in the Holyrood administration and Anne Gordon a prominent supporter of the battle against meningitis.

John Swinney MOP (pictured right) addressing the 2nd Annual Conference in 2002



"Thank you for all your support Eileen, and for finding willing volunteers to participate in our study. You help so many people, keep up the good work".

Ann Gordon (pictured left)




Professor Mario Cordeiro (Portugal), Eileen McKiernan and Dr Jan Braun


Many families and organisations continue to benefit from the fundraising efforts of our friends across Scotland.

With their help we have provided:

• Motability Cars
• Special adaptations to vehicles for wheelchairs.
• Specially made cot bumpers for a baby with severe head injuries resulting from Meningitis.
• Short breaks for families of newly bereaved.
• Vital assistance with provision of equipment to a baby who had lost both legs and arms from Septicaimia.
• Computer equipment to assist in communication.
• Provision of safe play areas for severely disabled.

This is only a small selection of the many benefits we have been able to bring to sufferers and their families right here in Scotland thanks to the generosity and help we receive from our fundraisers and friends.

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