Across the world, meningitis kills one in ten people and causes lifelong disability in one in five people who survive it. Children under five account for half of all meningitis deaths.
The Meningitis Research Foundation’s mission is clear: to defeat meningitis by 2030. Imagine a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world where effective vaccinations can protect everyone. A world where people who get ill get the most effective diagnosis and treatment possible. A world where those affected by meningitis, their families and communities get the best support possible. It is not just a vision; it is a call to action. By supporting research, spreading awareness, and championing vaccinations, the charity can create a future where meningitis can be defeated.
Your donation will help fund the charity’s work with those directly affected by meningitis through its support services. Here’s what your money could do:
- £5 per month ensures the charity can provide care and advice to sufferers and their families through support services
- £6 pays for a 30-minute call from a trained support officer, who listens to the issues faced by someone struggling with the impact of meningitis and provides detailed information and support
- £10 allows for one hour of in-depth support for someone who has experienced meningitis
- £13 gives 1,000 new mums access to lifesaving disease awareness information so they can spot early signs of the disease and seek assistance as soon as possible