Charity in appeal for north runners

WE would like to let your fitness-minded readers know they still have a chance to put their best foot forward for Meningitis UK in September’s Great North Run.

Meningitis UK still has a few guaranteed charity places left for the half marathon run on Sunday, September 18.

This event attracts more than 54,000 runners who pound the streets between Newcastle and South Shields on a route devised by former Olympian Brendan Foster.

Renowned for its fantastic atmosphere, this race is not to be missed.

Full support will be given and everyone who participates will receive a free running vest or T-shirt, and a handy information pack including hints and tips on how to prepare.

Everyone who runs for Meningitis UK will be part of the Meningitis Musketeers team, with the motto ‘All 4 One and One 4 All’ – to highlight the devastating fact that meningitis can kill in under four hours and the importance of our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign.

Meningitis UK has a single focus – to find a vaccine to eradicate all forms of meningitis.

Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.

Every week, six families have to face the sudden tragedy of losing a loved one to this devastating disease.

Because it can kill so quickly and the symptoms are notoriously difficult to spot, we believe a preventative vaccine is the only way to spare people this heartache.

Our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign aims to raise £7m to help fund cutting-edge research to help us achieve this goal and save thousands of lives in the future.

If you would like to take part in the Great North Run and help us achieve our vision, please contact Toya on (0117) 302 6191 for a sponsorship pack.

TOYA CHAMP

Events fundraiser

Meningitis UK