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Meningitis campaigner from Alveston is made MBE

A man from South Gloucestershire who has been campaigning for charity since the 1980s has been named in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Stephen Dayman, chief executive of Meningitis UK, whose son died from the infection, has been appointed MBE.

Mr Dayman was nominated for the honour by the charity's supporters, leading meningitis researchers and Meningitis UK patrons.

Across the UK there are more than 1,200 cases of meningitis B each year.

This results in some 120 deaths and around 250 children left with serious life-long complications including limb amputations, blindness, deafness and brain damage.

Also appointed MBE is Richard Penny, director of the Watershed Media Centre, for services to the creative industries in Bristol.

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