Sarah Simpson's Story
Simpson was 22 when she died from meningococcal septicaemia sero group C.
She was full of life, fun loving, independent, wanting to spread laughter and cheer, a peacemaker, having a quick wit and forgiving nature. She wanted to fit so much into her life, into her relationships. She worked as a hairdresser and part time in a pub. She would skip meals to fit everything in. If she was ill she would dose herself up and keep going. Not living at home she did not always have someone to check that she was looking after herself.
Sarah was born in England in a small village in Lincolnshire, called Tetney Loch on June 29th 1977. Sarah has an older brother James and parents Mike and Brenda. As a child Sarah and James loved playing outdoors when weather permitted. She was lively and had an enthusiasm for living, perhaps even a little mischievous. She and James were very close. They had had a couple days in Australia with cousins and in 1994, Brenda and Mike emigrated, settling in Port Macquarie. James had arrived the year before. Sarah wanted to complete her hairdressing apprenticeship so stayed another year in England.