Ambassadors

Melissa Mead

Melissa has worked tirelessly to support the UK Sepsis Trust in its mission to spread awareness of this often fatal condition

In 2016, Melissa became an Ambassador after working for over a year campaigning for wider awareness.

Melissa first met the UK Sepsis Trust team after the tragic loss of her son William. She is dedicated to doing what she can to help raise awareness of sepsis.

Following William’s untimely death it has been my passion to make sure that another family do not have to suffer the pain that we endure, so I’m proud to be part of a team that allows me to empower others to be aware and confident about what sepsis is.

Mark Austin

Mark is best known for his role as a newscaster. He is a multi-award winning journalist who presents ITV News at Ten, often from places as far afield as the Antarctic, Somalia and Afghanistan.

In 2010, Mark won a BAFTA for his part in ITV News’s coverage of the Haiti earthquake, and has been a key reporter in coverage of events in Nelson Mandela’s life, and the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Mark met the UK Sepsis Trust team at Westminster in 2013, and was struck by their passion and the scale of the problem. He is dedicated to doing what he can to help raise awareness of sepsis.

Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse is a British best selling author. After being diagnosed with cancer 14 years ago, she quit her job, sold her house and focused on doing something she’d always wanted to do – writing!

When I heard about the traumatic and devastating effects sepsis can have on individuals, their family and friends, I just knew I had to do something about it.

The way in which the disease strikes arbitrarily and snatches people’s lives, literally overnight, is deeply shocking.

Dr Ranj Singh

Dr. Ranj Singh is a NHS doctor specialising in the care of children and young people. He has a particular interest in acute and emergency Paediatrics and dealing with sepsis is something with which he is very familiar.

He is also a passionate and well-known media medic, promoting awareness of issues that affect children and families on TV, radio and online

Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane, 16, was critically ill with meningococcal sepsis when he was just 9 months old. He lost digits and forelimbs as a result, and was the youngest person ever to be fitted with a bionic upper limb prosthesis.

His determination to embrace the sequelae of his illness as a part of who he is, and to develop his life and future career regardless, is inspirational.