Lace up for a great cause at the Great North Run

Date published: 06 February 2018


We are urging everyone to lace up for the world’s largest half-marathon – the Great North Run – to help the UK’s largest meningitis charity beat the deadly disease.

Meningitis Now wants anyone lucky enough to secure a place to tread through Tyneside on Sunday, September 9 for us, while the unlucky ones can grab one of our guaranteed Golden Bond places.

Full support will be given for the 13.1-mile challenge.

Our runners receive a free running vest or T-shirt, a handy information pack with tips on how to prepare and an invite to our post-race reception with refreshments and complimentary sports massage.

By running for us you’ll be helping to fight meningitis with every stride and move us one step closer to our vision of a future where no one in the UK dies from meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.

Last year our runners collectively raised a fantastic £34,635.41 – we are so proud of you all for taking on this tough yet rewarding challenge. This year we’d like to do even better.

Sadly, meningitis and septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK and kill more under-5s than any other infectious disease.

Help us fight back on all fronts by funding research to eradicate the disease, raising awareness and supporting survivors.

To find out more and sign up email or call me on 01453 768000.

Michaela Ifill

Events Fundraiser, Meningitis Now, Fern House, Bath Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3TJ

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.