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Do not wait for a rash

If someone is ill and getting worse, get medical help immediately.

What we do

Our vision is 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.

We save lives and rebuild futures by:

Funding research

Raising awareness

Providing support

Support in your area


We are there for you, your family, friends, colleagues and local communities. We support bereaved families, individuals and families with after-effects and anyone who has been touched by the disease.

Meet your local Community Support Officer

Meet your local Community Fundraising Officer

My Journal and Your Guide

My Journal

Life after childhood meningitis and septicaemia.

Get information, download pages and request your copy.


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Personal meningitis stories


Meningitis can strike anyone of any age at any time. We exist to help everyone affected by this vicious disease.

Read stories

Research Grant applications


One of our aims is to save lives by funding research. Applications are invited from established research groups in the UK.

Find out more here

Fundraising and events

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Don't forget

You can also donate over the phone. Just give us a call on 01453 768000 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

How your money helps

£5 can pay for someone’s first call to helpline to give them access to the strength and support they need.

Find out more about the helpline

£10 can provide more than 300 symptoms cards to a school or office, making hundreds aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

Find out more about raising awareness

£25 can help five children express themselves in creative therapy sessions and cope with their meningitis experience

Find out more about creative therapies