Students Against Meningitis

We work with students across the UK to raise thousands of pounds for MRF’s life-saving work every year, and have been awarded ‘Charity of the Year’ at the National Raise and Give Conference in both 2014 and 2017 for our Student Programme.

We have worked with students for over 20 years and run student challenges for eight, so it’s safe to say that we know our stuff when it comes to student fundraising!

Find out how you can get involved by taking on the challenge of a lifetime, taking part in a raid, or partnering with us as a Charity of the Year.

“Working with MRF is a pleasure because it’s so easy. The student team is so well run that we know our participants are in great hands, MRF really are leading the way in student fundraising.” - Grace Thomson, Warwick RAG President

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Why we work with students
Why we work with students
If you are a student then meningitis matters to you. As the second biggest at-risk group of contracting meningitis, after babies and toddlers, it is vital that you are aware of the symptoms of this deadly disease, and know about the life-saving vaccines that are available to you.

Your MRF Student Team

The Student Team is made up of three full-time members of staff, all of whom fundraised as students and have experience of the events that we offer.

Konna Beeson

Hi I’m Konna, and I’m part of the Student Team!

After spontaneously signing up to be a Kilimanjaro Leader at Plymouth University, I instantly fell in love with RAG, MRF and the wider student adventures community. Since then, I have helped raise thousands for MRF and been volunteering at events, adventures, our infamous London Loot and training days to help as many students discover the amazing experiences I was lucky enough to find.

I am now here as a full time member of staff looking after multiple universities and challenges across the UK and world.

Tel: 0333 405 6239
Luke Hardcastle
Events Fundraiser

Hi I’m Luke and I’m one of the event fundraisers at MRF!

I started my journey with MRF when I signed up to take on the Three Peaks challenge in my first year of university. I continued supporting MRF during my time as a student through roles as Vice-President and Challenges Officer with Warwick RAG and collecting at London Loot each year. Having experienced the amazing support and impact offered by the student team during that time it’s fantastic to be able continue to support the amazing work by all our fantastic student fundraisers!

Tel: 0333 405 6248
Hattie Smail
Student Fundraising Co-ordinator

Hi I’m Hattie,

I am super excited to be a full time member of the MRF Student Team and to be part of some incredible projects! Working in student fundraising is very exciting and offers so much variety. My role ranges from organising student fundraising activities such as the student raffle and street collections to communicating with students on a regular basis to ensure they reach their fundraising goals. It is extremely rewarding supporting students reach their targets and seeing how dedicated they are to such an amazing cause.

Tel: 0333 405 6246
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Please do what you can today and help save and change the lives of thousands