Let’s help Meningitis Now get one step closer to a universal meningitis vaccine

Let’s help Meningitis Now get one step closer to a universal meningitis vaccine

At B&A Group, we’re proud to support the charity Meningitis Now in our pledge to raise £100k that will bring them one step closer to a universal vaccination for meningitis.

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord – a life-threatening condition that can also leave survivors with debilitating after-effects. Ten per cent of bacterial cases end in death; one in three who live through bacterial meningitis are left to deal with its consequences, which can include hearing and sight loss, and brain damage. Viral meningitis, while less serious than bacterial, can still leave people with long-lasting problems including frequent headaches, fatigue and memory loss issues.

As you may know, we recently gave our support to a variety of fundraising efforts together with Meningitis Now and are proud to continue to lend our positive force to the efforts towards improving prevention and treatment of the life-threatening condition. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken part so far and we now extend the call for further donations so we can make even more of a difference.

We’ve put a simple collection pot on reception – this typically raises £100 every three months – so why not do the same? We’d love to encourage our valued customers and suppliers to help us reach our £100k pledge and put an end to this condition. All money raised will go to Meningitis Now, helping to fund efforts at the University of Bristol to find a vaccine that will tackle every strain of the illness.

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