Meningitis Now staff - Mark Jeffries

Meningitis Now Helpline service strengthened by The James Tudor Foundation

Mark Jefferies | 16th November 2019

The James Tudor Foundation is a grant-giving charitable company established in 2004 for the relief of human sickness

James Tudor Foundation donate grant for Meningitis Now Helpline

The Bristol-based Foundation have given incredible support to our fight against meningitis since 2006, making substantial grants that total over £320,000 towards Meningitis Now research, support services and awareness projects.

The partnership began over thirteen years ago with a grant towards our support services for children.

The Foundation also supported us in awarding over 400 financial support grants, that helped to rebuild the lives of people who have been affected by meningitis.

Since then, funding from the Foundation was integral to establishing our Meningitis Awareness Recognition Mark (MARM), which has seen over two thirds of UK universities register to install meningitis awareness materials, vaccine information and procedures for cases of the disease on campus.

“The work helps us to save lives,” said Paul Dodsley, Student Health Development Officer at Nottingham Trent University. “It’s important that time is spent making sure we focus on meningitis for the safety and duty of care for our students.”

Free assistance for people of all ages

This year Meningitis Now were delighted to secure an award from The James Tudor Foundation that strengthened our nurse-led Helpline and Information service, which provides free assistance for people of all ages who are worried about meningitis or who are suffering from its impact.

Meningitis Now CEO Dr Tom Nutt said, “We are incredibly proud of our long-standing relationship with The James Tudor Foundation. Their support has helped us to deliver projects and services that have made a meaningful difference in the fight against meningitis.”

Sarah Stewart, Director at The James Tudor Foundation said, “The James Tudor Foundation has been very pleased to partner with Meningitis Now and its predecessor since 2006. The Foundation has enjoyed a very positive and open relationship with Meningitis Now and received excellent reporting and engagement from them.”

Without any central Government funding, Meningitis Now relies on the support of Trusts and Foundations to help deliver our world leading support services. 

The James Tudor Foundation is an outstanding example of how our partnerships enable us to save lives and rebuild futures of people across the UK who have experienced this devastating disease.

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