More than 1/3rd of UK parents believe that a rash is the first symptom of Meningitis. However, a rash is a sign of septicaemia and advanced disease. Do not wait for a rash.6
"I feel passionate about standing behind a campaign which uses the power and influence of sport and its ability to reach people of all ages. Together we can Tackle Meningitis to give families the best fighting chance against this devastating disease."
Help raise awareness of meningitis by running a Tackle Meningitis event in your local community.
Don’t forget to share pictures of your event with family and friends to spread the word and ask them to visit tacklemeningitis.org to find out how they can run their own Tackle Meningitis event.
We are asking local schools, sports clubs and community group across the UK to help Tackle Meningitis by running a short event with parents and children to raise awareness of the disease.
These events aim to teach people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis and where to go for help and advice.
The message is clear: trust your instincts and act quickly if you suspect meningitis.
And we need your help to share this message with as many people as possible.
Download the Tackle Meningitis toolkit below to see how you can help raise awareness of meningitis in your local community.
Trust your instincts
Recognise the symptoms
Know who's at risk