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I am running the Virgin London Marathon 2019 for Meningitis Research Foundation because I would like to say thank you to this charity.

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  • Event: London Marathon 2019, 28 Apr 2019

London Marathon 2019

Join #TeamMRF and run the London Marathon for a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Story

When I was three months old, I contracted meningitis.  The young, newly qualified ‘stand in' doctor who visited our house had never seen meningitis in a young baby, so because he was unsure, he drove my Mum, Grandmother and myself to Farnborough Hospital (now the PRU) in his own car - where I was indeed diagnosed with meningitis, treated with antibiotics and given 24 hours to see if I would survive.  I probably owe my life to this doctor who acted so promptly, plus the NHS hospital staff and the researchers who have studied the treatment of meningitis - and I am truly grateful. 

On Sunday 28th April I plan to the run the Virgin London Marathon 2019.  This is something I have been applying to do for around 10 years.  I was lucky to get a ballot place, but I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to Meningitis Research Foundation for the work they do.  I don't have a set target amount to raise, so anything we donate will be great and I hope you will support this cause with me - it would be amazing if we could help to prevent anyone dying or suffering from meningitis.

Very many thanks!

Alison x


 



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