Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Double your donations to Meningitis Now with The Big Give

Andy Hopkinson | 30th November 2021

Double your donation at no extra cost and make twice the impact with The Big Give

Double donations for Meningitis Now with The Big Give

That’s the tantalising prospect on offer if you take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, which kicks off today – Giving Tuesday – and lasts all week. 

The Big Give is a national initiative matched donation scheme, which means every £1 given via our special page will be worth £2 to us. So, from today and for all of the next week, your donations will go twice as far. 

Since 2014, Giving Tuesday has been a way for people in the UK to take a pause from the Christmas excesses to support a cause they feel passionately about. 

Life-changing Rebuilding Futures Fund

At Meningitis Now we’re hoping to use Giving Tuesday and The Big Give to promote our life-changing Rebuilding Futures Fund and to raise £4,000 towards its ongoing work. The Rebuilding Futures Fund eases the financial and practical burdens that meningitis leaves behind.

Helping us with the campaign this year is young Aimee, who received a special trike for her 10th birthday through the Rebuilding Futures Fund, enabling her to enjoy cycling and explore the world around her. 

Aimee had Group B Strep meningitis as a young baby, leaving her with Cerebral Palsy and unable to sit unaided, stand or walk. But a new bespoke, shiny pink trike supplied through the Rebuilding Futures Fund has meant Aimee can get out and about in comfort and safety.

Aimee’s story

You can watch a video about Aimee and her new trike below, and read more about her story here.

Jo Wilson, our Fundraising Officer, said, “Our Rebuilding Futures Fund helps families to take back control of their lives after meningitis has struck, making a long-term positive difference and supporting them to face the future with confidence and hope. 

“By removing financial barriers, we will help people access the items and support they need to start rebuilding their lives and go on to reach their true potential. 

Make a real and direct difference

“By making a donation to The Big Give you will be making a real and direct difference to people affected by meningitis. This is such a valuable opportunity to raise donations and awareness of this devastating disease and the long-term impact it can have on individuals and families – please support us if you can.” 

The Rebuilding Futures Fund helps pay for items and services that improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of people affected by meningitis such as specialist equipment, disability aids, rehabilitation costs, training, therapies such as acupuncture, counselling, creative therapies for children, home adaptations, travel costs associated with medical appointments and funeral costs. 

Read more stories about how the Rebuilding Futures Fund has helped individuals here, and more about the scheme itself here.

Donate through The Big Give here.