At Home Superheroes raise over £4,000 to defeat meningitis

24 Jul 2020
At Home Superheroes raise over £4,000 to defeat meningitis

This July, children with amputations caused by meningitis and septicaemia have risen to an epic 20km challenge along with their friends and family.

Robbie, 13, and Mason, 5, both lost limbs to the disease when they were very young – but have now defied all odds to take on a challenge of Superhero proportions.

From June 15th – July 15th, Robbie and Mason completed the 20km challenge, using wheelchairs and prosthetics to go the distance. Both were supported by their family members too.

Limb loss is just one of the many possible after effects of meningitis and septicaemia, as the bacteria can damage blood vessels resulting in the need for amputations.

 “These children are real superheroes,” said Rob Dawson, Director of Communications, Advocacy and Support at Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

“They’ve overcome a life-threatening illness and suffered amputations as a result, but are just as determined to live life to the full as any other child. We’re very grateful to all the families for their support to help us defeat meningitis.”

Several other families joined in the challenge, and together our Superheroes have raised over £4,000 so far. These funds will enable MRF to continue supporting families and individuals who experience the life changing impact of meningitis, and invest in research to defeat the disease.

It’s not too late to add your support to their fundraising total.

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Elaine Devine - Director of Advocacy, Communications & Support
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