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Student who has raised thousands for MRF explains his motivation

11 Apr 2019
Student who has raised thousands for MRF explains his motivation

Kieren Kershaw from King's Lynn has worked tirelessly to raise over £2,000 for charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

Kieren, 21, who studies at the University of Kent, has undertaken some of the toughest challenges he could find to raise funds for MRF – including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and taking part in Tough Mudder in 2017.

Now in his final year at university, Kieren is continuing to raise funds and awareness and he’s encouraging others to sign up for Tough Mudder.

"With students being the second highest risk group for meningitis it only seems right that I raise money to help defeat this disease. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and running Tough Mudder are some of the toughest things I’ve ever done, but also the most amazing."

Kieren said, “MRF does amazing work across the country, especially for students. With students being the second highest risk group for meningitis it only seems right that I raise money to help defeat this disease. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and running Tough Mudder are some of the toughest things I’ve ever done, but also the most amazing.

“I would really encourage anyone looking for a challenge to sign up for Tough Mudder with MRF. The event had an amazing community spirit with everyone helping each other along and MRF always make you feel part of a team and gives you loads of support.”

MRF has charity places available for Tough Mudder events around the country.

  • London West - 4th and 5th May
  • Midlands - 18th and 19th May
  • Scotland - 15th and 16th June
  • Yorkshire - 27th and 28th July
  • South West - 17th and 18th August
  • North West - 7th and 8th September
  • London South - 14th, 21st and 22nd September

 
Test your physical and mental strength and stamina against Tough Mudder’s famous obstacles. With each obstacle you overcome and every pound you raise, you’ll be helping MRF to continue its research, awareness and support programmes. Join as a team or on your own - Tough Mudder is known for its atmosphere of camaraderie so you’ll have all the support you need on the day.
 
For more information or to sign up, visit: www.meningitis.org/tough-mudder.

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Holly Edwards - Communications Manager
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