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Join us for some May Mayhem and fight back against meningitis

1st May 2024

It’s that time of year again when we can harness a bit of spring fever and turn offices and workplaces around the country tangerine to show support for fighting back against meningitis.

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Meningitis Now’s May Mayhem is all about having fun in your workplace and getting your colleagues involved too, perhaps taking part in a team challenge, trying something new, giving something up, or maybe just organising an afternoon tea party and enjoying lots of cake.

There are lots of things you can do to express your support. To get you started this year we’ve produced an A to Z of fundraising ideas for 31 days of fundraising.

For example, A is for hosting an auction in your office or online; for B you could brave the shave and shave off your hair or beard in return for donations. There are dress down days; learning a new skill, jog-on running challenges; and, in this Olympic year, why not stage a series of your own office based Olympic themed games? Lots and lots to choose from and too many to list here.

Download our fundraising ideas

So, why not download a copy of our fundraising ideas today, add a sprinkle of your own thoughts and settle down for a spot of mayhem this May?

The serious point of course is that whilst indulging in a bit of mayhem you’ll be helping to raise valuable awareness of meningitis, the signs and symptoms to look out for and what to do if it’s suspected. It’s good to know all about these in any work setting.

And you’ll also be raising vital funds to support our lifesaving and life-changing work as we work towards eliminating the scourge of meningitis in the UK within a generation.

Thank you for your support

Laura Williams, our Senior Corporate Fundraiser, said: “May Mayhem is all about having fun in the workplace whilst holding as many fundraising activities as possible.

“Joining in with May Mayhem will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.

Laura added: “We’re so grateful to all our corporate supporters out there who already do so much to help us in our vital work. Thank you to those who are already lined up for a spot of May Mayhem this spring and we hope lots of other offices and organisations around the country will join in the fun too.

“Do let us know what you’ll be doing and please send us some photos too – we love to see what everybody is getting up to.”

Make May Mayhem your business

So, whatever business you’re in, why not make May Mayhem your business this month and join the fight back against meningitis?

If you want to decorate your office or workplace in Team Tangerine colours to help get everybody in the mood, please just get in touch – we have a range of branded balloons and banners to brighten up any space (and don’t forget to ask for copies of our invaluable wallet-sized signs and symptoms cards at the same time).

Download the fundraising A to Z

Contact our friendly Partnerships team on partnerships@meningitisnow.org to find out more, let us know your plans and to tell us what you’ve done.