Since founder Steve Dayman lost his son, Spencer, to meningitis and septicaemia and started the meningitis movement in the early 1980s, we have funded more than £12million of vital research through the Spencer Dayman Research Fund. Our Search for a Vaccine campaign has supported the development and introduction of five lifesaving vaccines against forms of meningitis and meningococcal disease.
Unfortunately this does not mean meningitis is beaten and the disease still strikes thousands of lives every year. Until all cases can be prevented investment in world class research is still urgently needed.