Join fight on meningitis

We’re encouraging readers to lace up for the world’s largest half-marathon – the Great North Run, and help the UK’s largest meningitis charity beat the deadly disease.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 8:00 am

Meningitis Now wants anyone lucky enough to have secured a place in the ballot to join its Team Tangerine and tread through Tyneside on Sunday, September 8 for us.

Those unlucky in the ballot can still take part with one of our guaranteed places for a registration fee of £25 and a fund-raising pledge of £300.

Either way, full support will be given. Our runners receive a complimentary running vest, handy information pack with tips on how to prepare, and an invite to our post-race reception.

By running for us you’ll be helping to fight meningitis and move us one step closer to our vision of a future where no one in the UK dies from meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.

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Last year, our runners raised a fantastic £35,315. We are so proud of you all for taking on this tough, yet rewarding challenge. This year, we’d like to do even better.

Sadly, meningitis and septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK and kill more under-fives than any other infectious disease.

Help us fight back on all fronts by funding research to eradicate the disease, raising awareness and supporting survivors.

To find out more and sign up email or call me on 01453 768000.

Michaela Ifill

Events Fund-raiser, Meningitis Now