Wythenshawe & Sale East MP, Mike Kane has today signed up to support the fight against meningitis by becoming a Meningitis Now Futures Builder.
In becoming a Futures Builder Mike Kane MP joins parliamentary colleagues across the UK in a bid to rid the country of this devastating disease and so commits to support Meningitis Now in its drive to raise awareness and support local people and their communities where there has been a case of meningitis.
In pledging his support Mike said “2015 is a landmark year in the fight against meningitis. The vaccination of all newborn babies against meningococcal B (Men B) from September made the UK the first country in the world to offer this protection as part of a national health service - a move that could potentially prevent more than 4,000 cases of Men B over the next decade.
“Meningitis Now played a critical role in securing this lifesaving vaccination, but the battle against this disease is not over. Meningitis has not gone away, nor is it likely to go away in the near future. It remains a real and present threat which makes the charity’s ongoing campaigns around awareness and providing support for those who have contracted the disease, really important. I support and endorse the work of Meningitis Now and will do whatever I can to help them achieve their aims”.
The Meningitis Now Futures Builder initiative draws together a wide range of fundraising and support activities under one umbrella programme that unites volunteers across the UK. As the charity receives no government funding, Future Builders are critical in ensuring that people who have experienced the disease get the support and help they need to rebuild their futures.
Sue Davie, Meningitis Chief Executive Said “We really value the support that Mike Kane MP can provide the charity in their constituency and welcome his commitment. MPs are uniquely placed to influence the way policy makers and health professionals think about meningitis and we look forward to working with them as we continue the battle against this truly awful disease.
To find out more visit about the Future Builders programme visit: https://www.meningitisnow.org/support-us/futures-builders/become-futures-builder/ or call the Freephone helpline on 0808 80 10 388.