Thirty Incredible years and still fighting hard

As we enter our 30th anniversary year, we remain committed to the fight against meningitis. We won’t rest until we achieve our vision of a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives

30th anniversary
Thirty years ago, following an outbreak of meningitis in Stroud & Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, a group of parents came together to fight back against this devastating disease. Their aim was to increase public awareness of meningitis and the signs and symptoms, fund research into a vaccine that would save lives, and provide support and information to those who had been affected.

Three decades on, we have:

Despite our successes, meningitis remains a real and present threat as there are not vaccines for all forms and there are still thousands of new cases every year of viral and bacterial meningitis. There are over 500,000 people in the UK who have had meningitis, impacting them and their families. And there are thousands of people who have lost a loved one.

This year we are aiming to raise new funds to help us address complacency around the need to stay vigilant to ensure rapid diagnosis, support high vaccine uptake especially in young people, and to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of the disease so everyone gets timely information and support.

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In 2016, our 30th anniversary year, we aim to raise an additional £2m. Please donate today