The UCLan Meningitis Now society raised awareness and understanding of meningitis across the university by participating in the UCLan Colour Fun Run.
The UCLan Color Fun run sees participants young and old run 5km at UCLan Sports Arena while being showered with brightly coloured powder along the route. With the idea behind the inaugural event being to inspire people of all abilities to get active in a fun and relaxed way.
The society’s idea was to use the event to promote the signs, the symptoms and to give individuals a better understanding of meningitis. There were four members from the UCLan Meningitis Now society participating; Keeley Whitehead, Jane Hobley, Michelle Needham and Amanda Parry, and it was the group’s first fundraiser.
UCLan Colour Fun Run 2016. Photograph taken by UCLan
All proceeds will go to the registered Meningitis Now charity, with the society raising money towards the recovery and support of victims and their families as well as research. In the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded, they have funded research, provided support & worked to raise the public’s awareness of the disease. The charity’s vision is a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Some members are even preparing to participate in the Great North half marathon in September, for Meningitis Now.
You can still donate to the charity on the society’s Just Giving page here.