WELCOME to the website of Meningococcal Australia
Meningococcal Australia Inc is an Australian charitable organisation,
established in February 2003, dedicated solely to fighting
Meningococcal Disease through education and research and assisting
those people whose lives have been ravaged by this terrible
Meningococcal Australia is the co-ordinating roof body of
Foundations which have been established in Australia by individuals
who have been directly affected through the loss of a loved
one or who have been affected by having suffered the disease
The founding Foundation Members of Meningococcal Australia
In New South Wales:
The Stephen Sanig Foundation
established by Michael and Sue-Anne Sanig in memory of their
7yr old son, Stephen, who died in June 2001.
In South Australia:
The Paige Weatherspoon Foundation
established by Dwayne and Nicky Weatherspoon in memory of
their 2yr old daughter, Paige, who died in June 2000.
In Western Australia:
The Amanda Young Foundation
established by Barry and Lorraine Young in memory of their
18yr old daughter, Amanda, who died in March 1998.
Meningococcal Australia Inc is funded through its Foundation
Members – it does not raise funds or appeal for funds
from the public. If you wish to make a donation to help fund
the work of the Foundations, please contact the nearest Foundation
Member in your State or Territory. You will find the details
you need on this website.
Meningococcal Australia is forming support groups for those
people who have been affected by the disease. If you require
more information or would like to join a support group, please
contact us and we will put you in touch with a support group
coordinator – go to our contact
page on the website, fill in the form and submit it.