Corporate support

Your business can help make a real difference

We are a leading UK, Irish and international meningitis charity.

Our vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia, but we rely on support from companies to do our work.

Our mutually beneficial corporate partnerships will provide clear benefits for your company and vital funds for us.

Why partner with us?

A partnership with us will be tailored to meet your company’s specific needs, objectives or commercial priorities and will allow you to:

  • Engage and inspire staff, suppliers and customers with our work towards a world free of meningitis and septicaemia
  • Raise your company profile and enhance the positive image of your brand - which could lead to increased customer brand affinity and positive PR
  • Fulfil your corporate social responsibility objectives

How you can support us

There are a number of different ways you and your company can get involved and help support our vital work.

Charity of the Year

By making Meningitis Research Foundation your official company charity, we will work together to inspire your staff with exciting fundraising challenges and opportunities to get involved in our work, whilst helping to defeat meningitis wherever it exists.


Whether it’s organising a company cake sale or taking part in one of our challenge events, this is a good way to engage staff on a more personal and individual level.


Giving up your time for Meningitis Research Foundation, is a fantastic way to support us. This could include cheering on our marathon runners, helping out at events, or raising awareness at schools and universities.


Any donations, whether financial or a gift in kind are a simple yet effective way of supporting us.

Commercial Opportunities

You can enhance your brand image and develop PR opportunities through engaging in cause-related marketing or sponsorship of certain projects or events.

Law Firm Sponsorship
Being able to offer and signpost to high-quality advice is important. We are looking to work alongside law firms who are independently accredited by the Chambers and Partners in the field of clinical negligence.

A number of law firms have also supported Meningitis Research Foundation through residual client balance dispersals.


Signposting legal advice.

We are committed to offering the best advice and support possible to our beneficiaries, and need to be able to signpost high-quality specialist advice where appropriate.

To do this, we want to provide people with easy access to a network of suitable leading law firms in the field of claimant clinical negligence to enable them to identify independently accredited specialist legal advice that is local to them.

To complete our regional panel, we are looking to identify one firm in London, North East England, North West England, and one in each of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Transparency and independence

We place great value on our independence and credibility, which is why we are a trusted source of information and learning to the people we support and work with.

Limiting our relationships with law firms to those that are independently accredited by the Chambers and Partners guide means that we are able to maintain this independence and be clear that any connections enabled between our beneficiaries and suitable law firms are based on merit and not connected to finan¬cial support.

Sponsorship opportunity 

If you are a Chambers and Partners Band 1 firm in the field of clinical negligence and located in one of the regions listed above, please get in touch to learn more about our sponsorship packages. We would love to hear from you.

Join us

If you are interested in working together or want to discuss ways to do this, please contact


Current Charity of the Year supporters 2020


ComputerWorld is a leading firm in IT Solutions, Consultation, Training and Support, based in Yate.

They have chosen to support Meningitis Research Foundation from March 2020, and aim to raise £30,000 through monthly activities, including entering a team in the 100km Cotswold Way Challenge.

Find out more about Computer World


Identity Consult is a leading Development Consultancy with offices in Sunderland, Preston and York.

They have chosen to support Meningitis Research Foundation in 2020 through a series of fundraising events, including climbing Scafell Pike and Helvellyn.

Find out more about Identity Consult


Further current supporters

Claude & Co is an independent children’s clothing company set up by Abi.  

After the loss of her niece in 2017, Abi launched the ‘Part of Something’ clothing range, where £5 from the sale of each item of clothing is donated to Meningitis Research Foundation.

Freeths are one of our Law Firm Sponsors and cover the South East England. They represent clients who may have suffered a brain injury, amputation or other life changing injuries as a result of clinical negligence.

Freeths also support us by raising awareness of our work – in 2019 they were involved in Meningitis Awareness Week and helping us focus on support for people affected by meningitis.

The Tableau Foundation provides software for the Meningitis Progress Tracker, which is bringing together global data on meningitis into one place for the first time.

Anthony Collins are one of our Law Firm Sponsors and cover the English Midland.

They are a top ranking law firm in the Midlands for clinical negligence and personal injury

“The idea that one family in this world might not have to go through the pain of losing a loved one is very heart-warming.” - Abi from Claude and Co on why they're donating proceeds of her clothing range to support our work

Tozers are one of the leading law firms in the country, and our specialist medical negligence team provide expert legal advice to those affected by meningitis and septicaemia.

Known for their high levels of empathy and professionalism, Tozers have decades of experience in providing support on a wide range of medical negligence claims.

Bristows are a London based law firm with a network of leading lawyers and specialist across the world. Bristows have chosen to support MRF in memory of their colleague through awareness raising and a series of fundraising events including running the Richmond 10k.

Stewarts are one of our Law Firm Sponsors and cover London, Yorkshire, North East England and North West England. Their specialty lies exclusively in claims involving serious injuries, and support their clients through clinical negligence claims.

Stewarts also support us by giving up their time and volunteering at our events. In 2019 they cheered on our runners at the Great North Run.

Royds Withy King are a law firm who offer legal services to businesses and private individuals.

They donated £10,000 to support our Helpline.

GSK is a science-led pharmaceutical and health care company who want to ‘help people to more feel better, live longer’. The vaccines in their portfolio have been helping to protect people from serious disease for over 100 years.

GSK continues to support a number of our research programmes, and in 2019 were one of our sponsors for our Meningitis Conference.

Pfizer is a biopharmaceutical company who discovers, develops and provides medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products around the world.

Pfizer continues to support a number of our research programmes, and in 2019 were one of our sponsors for our Meningitis Conference.

Sanofi is a healthcare organisation who are dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. They produce and provide vaccines to more than 500 million people across the globe.

Sanofi continues to support a number of our research programmes, and in 2019 were one of our sponsors for our research and scientific conference.

Other recent supporters

Give researchers the clues to help defeat meningitis
Give researchers the clues to help defeat meningitis
£160/€190/$214 decodes the genetic information in a sample of meningococcal bacteria. This information helps us to track new forms of meningitis and campaign to introduce new vaccines.
If you have a question or want help about any aspect of your support for MRF please get in touch
Tel: 0333 405 6262