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Meningitis Now Fundraiser and Ambassador

2204. Harmonie-Rose Allen

Harmonie-Rose Allen, aged 10, from Bath, was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia just before her first birthday, resulting in her having both arms and legs amputated.

Since being diagnosed, Harmonie-Rose has overcome many operations, while being determined to help others, through fundraising for meningitis charities and raising awareness of the illness and the symptoms. Harmonie-Rose’s determination has been an inspiration to many in the Bath community, who helped raise money in her early years for the therapy and equipment she required. 

Harmonie-Rose, whose motto is ‘if you believe you can achieve’, is a keen gymnast and acts as a role model for other young disabled children. She has raised more than £100,000 for a range of causes by completing challenges including helping to fundraise £20,000 for an accessible playground, scaling a climbing wall 100 times and completing a half-marathon. Last year, wanting to help people in Ukraine, she arranged a local donation point to coordinate care packages to be sent.  

A number of her fundraising efforts have been for the charity ‘Meningitis Now’, of which Harmonie-Rose is their youngest ambassador.

The award for Harmonie-Rose coincides with Giving Tuesday, a global day for giving. 

Wera Hobhouse, Harmonie-Rose’s local MP for Bath, said:

“I am so delighted to learn of Harmonie-Rose’s Point of Light award. She is simply amazing. Her joyful zest for life, her endless positivity and her incredible determination all shine through to make her such a wonderful inspiration. She’s a true local hero here in Bath, and I’m so proud to have her in my constituency. Congratulations Harmonie-Rose – you are an absolute star!”

Harmonie-Rose said:

“Thank you so much this is such an amazing thing to be recognised for everything I have done”

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