In these unprecedented times caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has taken the difficult decision to temporarily reduce the size of our available team, and some services will regrettably be paused or delayed as a consequence.
Some staff members have been placed on the government’s job retention scheme, known as ‘furloughed’ leave. Please bear with us if it takes us longer to respond to you during this time.
We will continue to provide support through our website, helpline, email and online chat – and we will provide support for those with ongoing fundraising initiatives where we can.
This decision has been necessary because, as elsewhere in the charity sector, fundraising income will drop significantly over the coming months now that many major public-facing fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled for the time being. Because of this, we need to make sure that the resources we have see us through this difficult time. This will put us in the best place to defeat meningitis when things return to normal.