Join us in the London Marathon and help beat meningitis

Date published: 08 October 2018


We’d like to invite any of your readers who have been successful in the ballot for next year’s London Marathon, announced this week, to join our team and stride out to help beat meningitis.

By running for Meningitis Now you’ll be helping us to fight meningitis in the UK and move us ever nearer to our vision of a future where no-one dies from the disease and everyone affected gets the support they need.

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

Help us fight back by funding research, raising awareness and supporting survivors.

Those who haven’t been successful in the ballot can also apply to us for one of our guaranteed places in the Marathon – simply visit

There’s a £100 registration fee and successful applicants will need to pledge to raise £2,000.

Our friendly events team is on hand to support your training and fundraising and, as well as a running top, we provide a post-race reception, including a sports massage and refreshments.

It’s a day not to miss. Why not join our team today?

Find out more by emailing me at: kirstyo@meningitisnow,org 

Kirsty Owen-Hayward

Senior Events Fundraiser

Meningitis Now


Gloucestershire GL5 3TJ

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