"Without meningitis there would be no punk rock." - Jane Edmonds, press officer at the Meningitis Trust, reveals that former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon developed his spitting stage persona because he got so angry at the way meningitis made him talk as a child that he started spitting at people

"That great unsung coagulant of civil society." - The Prince of Wales' description of the voluntary sector at a British Red Cross briefing on the Bam earthquake

"I suppose it was inevitable with my name that after seven years in fundraising I would end up in legacies." - Will Coffin, CSV's individual donor and legacy fundraising manager bends to fate (see News, p6).

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