Causes: UK National
Saving Lives & Rebuilding Futures

Facing life after meningitis can be terrifying. But thanks to Meningitis Now, no-one needs to face it alone.

Together, we can make the difference

Target

£25000

Raised so far

£9058.61

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On 6th May, 2019, our incredible team of dedicated fundraisers are running the Milton Keynes Marathon on behalf of Meningitis Now – and we need your support!

Your donation will make a real difference to people’s lives affected by meningitis in the UK.

It’s simple and secure to donate through JustGiving, and every penny counts – please give generously.

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What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

It can affect anyone at any time – but it’s most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults.

Meningitis can be extremely serious if it’s not diagnosed and treated quickly. It cankill within hours by causing life-threatening blood poisoning (septicaemia) and can leave those who survive with life-changing after effects including permanent damage to the brain or nerves.

Who are Meningitis Now?

Meningitis Now are a charity dedicated to saving lives from Meningitis and rebuilding futures for those that have been affected by the disease. They have over 30 years experience in the fight against a disease which affects thousands across the UK each year.

Meningitis Now fund research, raise awareness, campaign for vaccines and support those affected by meningitis. Their vision is simple: for a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

What do Meningitis Now do?

Prevention is of key importance to Meningitis Now. Over the years they have funded more than £12m of research. They have a ‘Search for a Vaccine’ campaign which has helped introduce four lifesaving vaccines, as well as working with governments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to make sure meningitis remains high on the health agenda.

But they are also there for when the worst happens. Whether a meningitis survivor, or a family suffering bereavement because of meningitis, they have an army of people ready to support those in need, when they most desperately need it.

Incredibly, they do this without any central government funding, so are supported by fundraising and volunteers. So every pound donated to Meningitis Now really is making a huge difference.

Why are we supporting Meningitis Now?

When one of our much-loved colleagues at Rightmove tragically lost his 8-month son to meningitis back in December 2016, the team at Meningitis Now were a great support to him and his family. In memory of Joshua, and on behalf of our colleague and his family, we’re proud to support Meningitis Now.

As part of the On The Move campaign, our team of over 100 runners are busy pounding the pavements and raising money to prepare for the MK Marathon and raise as much money as they can. Our Ima is to raise £25,000 for Meningitis Now by 6th May, 2019.

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Your support will make a real difference to people’s lives affected by meningitis in the UK.

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At On The Move, we’re committed to hitting that £25,000 target. When we do, this is the kind of life changing effect it will have:

Our £25,000 target will help Meningitis Now…

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Research

Fund two and a half months of cutting edge, vital research to develop new and improved preventative meningitis vaccines that will go on to save lives./span>

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Helpline

Run the Meningitis Now national helpline for three whole months – bringing support, info and reassurance to anyone in the UK who is coping with or concerned about meningitis.

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Counselling

Enable Meningitis Now to offer over 250 much needed counselling sessions, helping people to cope with the devastating after-effects of meningitis.

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Support

Fund a Community Support Officer for six whole months to provide on-going and practical face to face support for families rebuilding their lives after meningitis.

What difference will your donation make?

Donating any amount, be it large or small, to the On The Move campaign will help us reach our target of 25,000. The money raised helps Meningitis Now save lives with research, and change lives after meningitis.

Find out what kind of difference your donation will really make:

A donation of

£3

could fund

100 symptoms cards, to help people recognise the signs of meningitis and enable them to act fast

A donation of

£10

could fund

A support call and information for someone who has been discharged from hospital

 

A donation of

£25

could fund

Someone living with the impact of meningitis to attend one of our local Family Days

A donation of

£50

could fund

One hour of bereavement counselling at a time of personal crisis

 

A donation of

£50

could fund

An hour of creative therapies, helping a child to understand and cope with the impact the disease has had on their lives

 

A donation of

£20

could fund

A day of research into the next generation of lifesaving vaccines

A donation of

£500

could fund

A Peer Support day, where people have the opportunity of meeting others who have been affected by meningitis, and allows them to share their experience in a safe environment

A donation of

£5000

could fund

An action-packed Believe and Achieve weekend event, giving teenagers affected by meningitis the opportunity to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem

 

Runners - we need you

2019 Rightmove Milton Keynes Marathon
Join us & take part in the challenge

Last year, our incredible team raised over £45,000 for charity, and this year we hope to top even that. But we can’t do it without your help.

Applications are now open to join our brand new running team to take part in the 2019 Rightmove Milton Keynes Marathon and join us in fundraising for some great causes.

Find out more