Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Liquid assets - Turtle Tots raise £20,000 for Meningitis Now

Andy Hopkinson | 9th November 2021

A week of pool-based activities arranged by top swim teachers Turtle Tots has raised an eye-watering £20,000 towards our ongoing lifesaving and life-changing work

Turtle Tots raise £20,000 for Meningitis Now with Splash Now

Sixteen Turtle Tots franchisees from all over the country took part in their first Splash Now campaign, which also helped to raise valuable awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis with the families of babies and toddlers, the group most at risk of the disease.

All Turtle Tots’ babies and toddlers who took part in the week of swimming activities received a special Splash Now swim badge and certificate. The top fundraisers also received a special prize of Turtle Tots goodies. 

Turtle Tots teaches over 13,000 babies and toddlers every week through its nationwide network of franchisees. 

Thrilled with support

Mark Jefferies, our Senior Partnerships Fundraiser, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive such fantastic support from Turtle Tots. 

“Every one of the franchisees who took part were so positive and made their classes extra special by arranging activities like cake sales and fancy dress. Hundreds of children and parents from across the UK had an absolute ball as a result.

“Not only will the money raised make a big difference to our ability to provide free meningitis support services, Turtle Tots distributed over 2,000 of our signs and symptoms cards and helped to promote vital awareness of this devastating disease.”

Caroline Sparks, Turtle Tots’ Co-founder, added: “We were really pleased to support Meningitis Now for the first time this year, and the commitment of our franchisees and parents has been truly fantastic. 

“We are already looking forward to making next year’s Splash Now campaign even bigger and better!”

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