UK Healthcare Foundation donates £2,500
23 December 2016
THE UK Healthcare Foundation has proudly donated £2,500 to Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) to support the charity’s free helpline and support service.
The helpline is a vital resource for families and individuals affected by meningitis or septicaemia. To find out more about the helpline, click here
MRF funds vital scientific research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, as well as raising awareness of the diseases and supporting those affected. MRF estimates that there have been on average around 3,200 cases of meningitis and septicaemia every year in the UK. They are deadly diseases that can strike without warning, killing one in ten, and leaving a quarter of survivors with life altering after-effects ranging from deafness and brain damage to loss of limbs.
Not only does MRF spend almost £1 million a year in the UK supporting those affected and providing free information to the public and healthcare professionals; the charity has also invested over £18.9 million in vital scientific research. Since the charity was founded in 1989, it has awarded 156 research grants.
MRF Head of Support, Rob Dawson said, “We are very grateful to UK Healthcare for this generous donation. We rely on donations to provide all of our vital services. The funds will help enable us to keep the helpline and support service running.”
To find out more about UK Healthcare you can visit https://ukhealthcare.org.uk/
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