Our members and supporters are so important in our fight for a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

There are many ways that you can get involved and support MRF through volunteering.


  • Share our campaign messages on social media
  • Collect petition signatures
  • Contact your local MP

Raising awareness

  • Distribute literature to local GP surgeries and hospitals
  • Give an awareness talk to a local community group
  • Attend a freshers’ fair to distribute awareness material
  • Organise a purple day for Meningitis Awareness Week at your work

Representing us

  • Tell your story for a newspaper article
  • Attend a cheque presentation
  • Speak at a charity of the year pitch for a local business
  • Cheer on participants at a running event


  • Nominate MRF as a charity of the year for a local business or organisation
  • Organise a collection at a local supermarket
  • Hold a collection in your town centre
  • Take part in a run or trek

You can find out more about our fundraising events here

Become a Befriender

We have a unique telephone befriending network which specialises in putting people who have recently been affected by meningitis and septicaemia/sepsis in touch with a trained befriender who has had a similar experience.

If you are interested in becoming a befriender, you can read more here

Become an Ambassador

An MRF ambassador is a volunteer with personal experience of meningitis or septicaemia who has been chosen to represent the charity at a regional level.

An ambassador will already have completed at least three volunteering events or activities for MRF before they become an ambassador.

Together our Ambassadors are a nationwide network of individuals all with the commitment and scope to unite communities against meningitis and septicaemia and spread life-saving awareness and information.

Ambassadors receive ongoing support in their role and a dedicated member of the team to contact if they have any questions or interest in events.

Find out more about our Ambassadors here


If you are interesting in getting involved please complete this form and a member of our membership and support team will be in touch.

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Danielle Duggan
Community Engagement Officer

Hi, I'm Danielle,

If you’ve got a question or want to know more, please don’t hesitate to email or call me

Tel: 0333 405 6268