LOCAL legs are needed for the Brighton Marathon 2014 to help Meningitis UK/Meningitis Trust stamp out the deadly disease.
The national charity is urging people to take on Britain’s no. 2 marathon (after London) on Sunday, April 6.
Meningitis UK/Trust has 15 guaranteed places available for the event, which will see more than 18,000 participants, and independent runners can choose to lace up for the charity.
Full support will be given before and after the epic 26.2-mile challenge and runners receive a free running vest or T-shirt and information pack on how to prepare.
Meningitis UK/Trust South and South East community fundraiser Kelly Jobanputra said: “We hope locals will lace up for this fledgling challenge for us, so we can fight the dreaded disease on all fronts.
“Every penny our runners raise will help fund cutting-edge research to eradicate meningitis, support those touched by the disease and raise lifesaving awareness.”
The merged charity needs to raise over £10,000 every day to fund its life-saving and life-changing services.
Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.
Meningitis can strike with incredible speed and the symptoms are notoriously difficult to detect, often being confused with flu.
To sign up or for more information, call Kelly Jobanputra on 0845 120 4766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.