Charity Cycle for Meningitis Now

A Charity Cycle for Meningitis Now

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Posted 16.11.16 by Phoebe Webb

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The Hunter Healthcare Foundation, the charitable arm of Hunter Healthcare, are supporting Meningitis Now with a watt cycle challenge, covering the distance between London and Paris.

Meningitis Now is a charity dedicated to making a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Not only is this a great cause but it is very close to our hearts. Steve Dayman is a member of the Hunter team and shares how meningitis has affected him:

“In 1982, my brother, Spencer, died from meningitis. At the time, there were no charities set up and limited support/information available to bereaved families. After Spencer’s death, my parents formed the Meningitis Research Appeal in 1982. Following this, they founded the Meningitis Trust as the first meningitis charity in the UK. Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust then emerged in 2013 to form Meningitis Now, the UK’s biggest meningitis charity. There’s been monumental progress in the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded; they have funded research, provided support and worked to raise the public’s awareness of the disease. There’s still plenty to do to stop the disease devastating more lives and raising money for such an important cause will really help in consigning meningitis to the history books.”

Steve Dayman

We have a current target of £1,000 to raise for a great cause – so let’s get fundraising! It is our intention to start cycling at 5am on the 2nd of December and keep going through the working day.

The biggest challenge? Let’s get there before midnight, keep going and see how far we can go! Thanks for all of your help and support, The Hunter Healthcare Team.