Running for Ellie

15th March 2019

A father is taking on this year’s London Marathon to celebrate his baby daughter’s recovery from deadly meningitis

Rob Day London Marathon blog

Little Ellie Day contracted the potentially fatal Group B streptococcal meningitis at birth; thankfully she went on to make a full recovery.

Her father Rob Day, of Drayton in Oxfordshire, said, “It was only thanks to the amazing team at the John Radcliffe Hospital and their swift action that saved her life.”

Now Rob is taking on the London Marathon on Sunday 28 April for us.

Realise their vision

The 39-year-old father of two, said, “I’m raising money for Meningitis Now to support all those affected by this devastating disease across the UK."

“Every pound raised will help them realise their vision where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.”

Those who would like to do so can support Robert’s efforts through his online donation page at

Kirsty Owen-Hayward, our Events Fundraiser, said, “Thank you so much to Rob for supporting our work in this way. Seeing their child suffer is something no parent should have to go through. Support like this means we can fight back against this disease.”

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