Students across the UK and Ireland heard from Meningitis Research Foundation Ambassadors to find out more about the real human impact of the disease. Members of the fundraising team at MRF set up a series of ‘Meningitis Matters’ talks, and met over fifty university students across Ireland, Wales and England.
Meningitis Matters events are a unique opportunity for MRF’s fantastic student communities to listen to the experience of one of MRF’s Ambassadors. The students learn more about how the money they raise supports people affected by meningitis, MRF’s work to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and the charity’s vision to defeat the disease by 2030.
Teenagers and young adults are one of the higher 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.
Feedback from students who attended the events was excellent: