Thinking of fundraising?.... DO IT!! :)


Posted by Rachel Sloan on 26 November 2013

I had just turned 5 when my parents faced the ordeal of hearing that I had meningococcal group C- a bacterial form of meningitis. Long story cut short- I was left with a long term problem with my left eye (I had a operation to correct this didn't work, but wearing glasses has solved the problem). My left eye is still weaker 16 years on, but I am one of the lucky ones. I survived the disease. This spurred my desire to create an awareness of meningitis, and last year, in Newtonards, Northern Ireland, l abseiled down Scrabo Tower, after a few weeks of fundraising for it amongst friends, family and work collleagues, I managed to raise over £300 for the event, and the buzz afterwards knowing that you are giving something valuable to the M.R.F is amazing- such a rewarding experience!! Would love do do something more challenging like cycling or a marathon next and try and raise lots more cash for such a great cause. When Meningitis strikes, it can have a far reaching affect on friends and family. Hopefully, through more research and resources we can limit this effect. But we all need to pull together.... So anyone thinking of fundraising... DO IT :) You won't regret it, especially when your efforts help save lives :)

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