Members of the fundraising team at Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) have been busy travelling to universities across the UK and Ireland to present ‘Meningitis Matters’ talks to over 100 university students.
Teenagers and young adults are one of the highest risk age groups for meningitis and septicaemia, and university students are particularly at risk because they mix with so many other students.
Every year MRF recruits hundreds of students to take part in exciting challenges that take place across the globe - all the while raising funds for the charity and awareness of this deadly disease as they go. Students make an invaluable contribution to the charity.
The Meningitis Matters presentations allowed students to learn more about the real impact of their hard work, find out what MRF is doing to defeat meningitis, and to learn more about the disease.
MRF regional Ambassadors kindly offered to come along to the talks and share their personal experiences of meningitis to bring the students closer to the real human impact of the disease.
Feedback from students who attended the events was excellent:
- 90% said they felt much better prepared to notice the signs and symptoms of meningitis
- 95% said they felt more connected with the cause
- 100% said that they found updates on the charity's work interesting
Find out more about MRF’s amazing student fundraisers