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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Charity places still available

Charity places still available

06 February 2012

MRF still have places available for anyone wishing to take place in the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 1st April. The charity is appealing for runners to help raise awareness and vital funds by joining the other 16,500 runners taking part in this popular running event.

MRF estimates that there are around 3,400 cases of bacterial meningitis and septicaemia every year in the UK. This means that every day nine people become ill with the diseases. With one in ten people dying, a death will occur almost every day. A further two people will be left with life-altering after effects as severe as brain damage, deafness and multiple amputations.

Nikki May, Community Fundraising Officer said “ we still have a few places in this event and are looking for runners to take up the challenge - so here’s your chance to join us, get fit, and run for a fantastic cause. If you sign up to run for us we will supply you with your own running guide and sponsorship pack to help you on your way, and your own MRF running vest to wear for the race.

The race entry closes on Monday 20th February so if you are interested please email Nikki as soon as possible at nikkim@meningitis.org for an application form, or call her on 01454 280415 as soon as possible.

Alternatively download an application form at: http:www.meningitis.org/helping-us/fundraising-events/reading-half-marathon-40522



Janine Blackhurst
Pneumococcal meningitis
Pneumococcal meningitis at 39

I was woken up after eight days and was like a baby.

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