Supporter takes on picturesque race

5th August 2015

Lotus, 29 of Guildford, Surrey, is running the stunning Royal Parks Half Marathon for Meningitis Now after misdiagnosis meant she ‘unexpectedly’ lost her young cousin, Marie Biscocho, to meningitis

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“I’ve never run for a cause I’ve felt connected to, so when I came across Meningitis Now – I knew this was the charity I wanted to run for.”

“It was unexpected and devastating to lose Marie, aged only 23, in March 2014.”

“She was misdiagnosed, but I admit I’d never heard of meningitis and know many people who are unaware too.”

"If people learnt the symptoms and protocol – we could prevent losing more lives to the deadly disease – this is why I support Meningitis Now.”

“While training, I’m spreading the word about meningitis and trying my best to fundraise for the wonderful organisation.”

“I’m looking forward to running this picturesque course while helping to beat the awful disease.”

Lotus Spenceley

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the UK’s more popular and beautiful half marathons. The race starts and finishes at Hyde Park, London, and passes some of London's most iconic landmarks. 

By joining our Royal Parks Team on Sunday 11 October, you can make a big difference to the lives of people facing the devastation of meningitis.