For the past three years, ‘Giving Tuesday’, which immediately follows the less wholesome fellow American exports Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has been a way for charities to talk about the good work that they do.
We are very proud that over the past 30 years Meningitis Now has funded £12 million in research, shared 22 million signs and symptoms cards, and helped support almost a million people affected by the disease.
Impossible without you
But all of this couldn’t have been possible without thousands of people like you, fundraising and making big and small donations. Although we are the largest meningitis charity worldwide we are in relative terms, very small - about a 100th of the size of some of the UK’s largest charities - and receive no government funding.
We are so lucky to have a very loyal community of supporters who generously give time and money to the charity all year round; so this Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to tell a friend about us.
Please tell them about how we’ve helped you and how their donation, however small, will help in the fight against meningitis. You can share a post on social media or if you’d like to, write about your experience and share a link to our donation page.
Although this is just one day to highlight good causes, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big and heart-felt thank you for all of your continued support - it makes such a huge difference.
How your donation helps
Your donation this Giving Tuesday could help us fund vital research that could one day end the pain of meningitis forever. It could help us save lives by raising awareness of the disease. It could help us support families affected by meningitis, so that no one has to face this devastating disease alone. There really are so many ways your donation can make a difference.
Did you know
£3 could pay for 100 symptoms cards to help people recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis
£10 could pay for a support call and information for someone who has been discharged from hospital
£15 could help pay for swabbing equipment, allowing our researchers to collect samples of bacteria
£20 could help fund an hour of lifesaving research
£25 could help pay for someone living with the impact of meningitis to attend one of our local Family Days
£40 can provide 150 information packs with crucial advice about meningitis
£50 could pay for one hour of counselling
£50 could pay for one hour of art, music or play therapy for a sibling of someone affected by meningitis. Creative therapy can enable a child to understand and cope with the impact that the disease has had on their lives.