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Schools fundraising

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are struck down by meningitis. Children and young adults in particular are the most at risk. Here at Meningitis Now we are working hard to fight the disease and support those affected by it.


The support of schools and pre-schools around the UK is vital to us. Below are just some of the ways that your school or nursery could get involved. We also offer countless awareness materials and give talks to schools nationwide to raise awareness of the disease.

How your school can get involved

Nurseries and pre-schools:

Primary schools:

  • Dress down days
  • Craft sale
  • Easter bonnet parade
  • Sponsored silence

Secondary schools:

  • Collections at school events such as plays and carol concerts
  • Christmas/summer/end of year ball
  • Sponsored challenges (eg climbing the stairs of the school to the equivalent height of a mountain)
  • Non-uniform day
  • Theatre production
  • Putting teachers in the stocks!

We can provide you with all the support you may need, as well as a whole range of resources such as balloons, posters and stickers to help make your event a real success!

We would also be more than happy to come along and talk to your school about meningitis or accept a cheque. For more information contact our fundraising team who are based across the country.

Raising awareness

As most teachers and parents are all too aware, meningitis can strike incredibly quickly and the highest incidence is in young people, so raising awareness amongst pupils, parents and staff is imperative as prompt treatment can literally mean the difference between life and death.

We work closely with schools across the country to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If there has been a case of meningitis in your school we would be happy to come along and talk to your pupils, teachers and parents and can arrange a 'question and answer' session to allay any fears they might have. Contact your local support officer for more information.



Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust. Our goals remain the same – saving lives and rebuilding futures.

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