Memingitis Research Foundation steps out across Pennines to mark 25th anniversary

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Memingitis Research Foundation steps out across Pennines to mark 25th anniversary Memingitis Research Foundation steps out across Pennines to mark 25th anniversary

MENINGITIS Research Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary next month with a 140km walk across the Pennines.

The eight-day walk begins at Sheffield University on Friday, May 23, and will finish a week later with a Research Discovery Day at the National Meningitis Reference Laboratories in Manchester.

Walkers will be given a guided tour around the MRF Genome Library project, a world first in medical research.

The walk is suitable for both experienced hikers looking for a challenge or families looking for a half term stroll.

Registration costs £10 per person or £25 per family and each person and family has been encouraged to raise a minimum £100 sponsorship.

The money raised will enable us to continue vital medical research into the treatment, detection and prevention of meningitis and septicaemia for a further 25 years.

For further information or to register online please visit: www.meningitis.org/walk

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