Bristol businessman to run for MRF after sister beat disease.

Bristol businessman to run for MRF after sister beat disease.

30 April 2012

The Managing Director at AP Creative in Bristol will be pulling on his running shoes and taking part in the Bristol 10k on the 20th May to help raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), after his sister contracted meningitis as a baby.

Ash Phillips said: “My sister, Hollie was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia when she was 18 months old in 1991. She was very ill and had the last rites read to her in hospital but thankfully pulled through and survived. She was one of the lucky ones and has had no after effects unlike many people we have heard about who have contracted septicaemia. I’m running the Bristol 10k to help raise vital funds for MRF, which are needed to pay for the research into meningitis to try and prevent it happening to other children.”

Chris Head, Chief Executive at MRF, said: “We rely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, so every bit of support enables us to continue our work. We are extremely grateful to Ash for his fantastic efforts and wish him well for the 10k.”

If you would like to sponsor Ash please visit –

If you would like further information about taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon in September or any other MRF running events please contact the Fundraising Office on 01454 281814 or click here

Sam Williams
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