Dear Editor, We would like to ask any of your fitness-minded readers to run for Meningitis UK in this year’s Great North Run.
General public entries are now full but we still have a few sought-after places left in our Meningitis Musketeers team for the world’s biggest half-marathon on September 20.
Meningitis UK has a single focus – to find a vaccine to eradicate all forms of meningitis. Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.
Our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign aims to raise £7million to fund research into eradicating meningococcal group B – the most common form of meningitis in the UK. This accounts for almost 90 per cent of all cases and there is currently no vaccine.
If you would like to take part in the Great North Run and help us achieve our vision, please contact Lauren on 0117 302 6191 for a sponsorship pack.
Events Fund-raiser, Meningitis UK