Meningitis is a life threatening infection and 1,500 cases of the disease are reported every year, resulting in approximately 100 deaths over the same period. Bacterial meningitis kills more UK children under the age of five than any other infectious disease.
We want to help build a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis, and where anyone affected by meningitis gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
This is what the charity Meningitis Now hope to achieve as well. Meningitis Now are the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK.
The charity undertakes vital research and, through their Search for a Vaccine campaign, has supported the development and introduction of four lifesaving vaccines against forms of meningitis and meningococcal disease.
But this does not mean that meningitis is beaten!
So, to support this great cause, raise much needed funds to allow the research to continue and to raise awareness of the symptoms of meningitis, Boyes Turner is organising a sponsored “Toddle Waddle” with your toddler around Forbury Gardens on Sunday 18th September 2016.
Meningitis Now’s Toddle Waddle is an event for the little people in your life, a fun sponsored walk for toddlers and young children – the most at risk group for meningitis.
If you would like to join in the fun on the day with your child or children whilst raising funds to support this charity and the important work they do, then please e-mail [email protected] to register and receive your fundraising pack and poster.
On the day we hope to be joined by a special guest – Kevin the Minion!
Children will be able to have their photographs taken with Kevin for a small donation to the charity. Refreshments will also be served and we will have a Raffle to raise some extra funds for this worthy cause.
We look forward to welcoming you and your toddlers to the event.