Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international meningitis charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and sepsis. Only together can we achieve a world free from meningitis and sepsis.



Meningitis remains the second biggest killer of children under five globally. This is more than AIDS, malaria, measles and tetanus combined. It kills more than 300,000 people every year and leaves hundreds of thousands more with life altering impairments.

That’s why we are working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop a roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030. This is an unprecedented opportunity and we can only make it a reality with your help.

Contact us:

Phone: 0333 405 6248


The support that MRF offered to us throughout the year was impeccable; the student fundraising team are the most committed and friendly people you could possibly ask to work with and were on hand to help us exactly as and when we needed it.
— Connie Grant, Marathon participant 2017


As a Challenge Leader you will have access to all the support, resources and training you need to excel in leading your team. In 2018 100% of our Leaders were highly satisfied with the support we offered. You will receive:

·       Comprehensive training including talks from our head of fundraising

·       Regular catch up calls and

·       Clear discount structure based on effort not numbers


You will be supported by our award-winning, four-person student team. We’ve supported thousands of student fundraisers over the last 10 years and will provide you with all the advice and resources you need to feel confident reaching your target. You will receive:

·       Regular in person 1-2-1s and catch up calls

·       Support to create a bespoke fundraising plans tailored to your needs

·       Organised fundraising activities, through which past participants have raised well over £1000

I’ve found working with MRF to be an absolute breeze! They’ve been great in supporting us as challenge leaders and are always here to help us achieve the goals they’ve set for us.
— Lauren Brown, Everest Base Camp Leader 2018
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the fundraising help you have offered over the past 9 months! I was worried about my target for my Kili trip, but you have helped out with ideas all year and been so supportive, making it much more manageable, I really appreciate it.
— Helen Humphries, Kilimanjaro Participant 2018


When you’re ready to book on for your challenge you can opt to fundraise for MRF on one of our open trips. Take a look on the challenge landing page for more details and dates.

Still don’t know what charity to support?

If you’re still unsure of which charity to choose to support, that’s not a problem! We’d recommend getting in touch with each charity that you’d like to support. They’ll be able to discuss how they’ll be able to support you on your journey, and what your money will be going towards.