Thank you for taking the time to visit our charity page. Each year we try to support and help raise awareness of a cause close to our heart; and this year we've been working with Meningitis Now.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by many different organisms including bacteria and viruses and can strike at any time, regardless of health, gender, age, race or class.
Babies, toddlers and young children under five are the most at risk group, with over 50% of all cases occurring in this age group. More than three babies will be taken ill with meningitis every day. Meningitis Now exists to save lives, and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.
What we've been up to:
So far we've taken part in the Bath Half Marathon, the London Triathlon, we've jumped out of an airplane and completed both the Great North Run and the Junior Great North Run... raising almost £3,000 along the way.
In our latest endeavour, Bryony and a group of friends (two of which have had small children contract Meningitis) took part in Gung-Ho, a 5k inflatable obstacle course. In the pouring rain it turned out to be a very messy, but fun day, raising over £300 for this great cause!
Next September, both Harry & Olivia (Bryony's children) will be following in their mum's footsteps and running the Junior Great North Run. Having only just turned 7 & 4, they will be aiming to raise money to help fight meningitis after Olivia contracted it when she was only nine weeks old. Their sponsorship page will be ready soon, so please check back if you're keen to support them!
We'd love it if you'd help us fight Meningitis too:
To donate or find out more about this fantastic cause, simply visit the Meningitis Now website: http://www.meningitisnow.org/
DOWNLOAD THE APP:
You can also now keep the Meningitis Now signs and symptoms card on your iPhone. Life-saving information at your fingertips. To download the app on iPhone or Android, visit: http://www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-info/signs-and-symptoms/iphone-application/
If you like what we do and know an accountant who's looking for a new challenge, why not recommend them? When we find your friend the perfect job, as a thank you, you can choose from making a charitable donation to Meningitis Now or earning yourself £300.
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