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Mount Olympus Trek Donation to Glasgow Childrens Hospital




Mount Olympus Trek for Charity

This year 5 intrepid walkers will be climbing Mount Olympus and raising money on behalf of Meningitis Association Scotland.

The five walkers, Jack Allen, Robert Carachi, Jim Kerr, Ewan MacLeod and Eamon Murtagh, came together to attempt long and challenging walks to fundraise for charity.

This year the team are supporting Meningitis Association Scotland with a fundraising effort to enable the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity to purchase a Neurosurgical Endoscope.

MenScot have already donated £4,000 to the fund to buy the Endoscope - a tool that will be used surgery for children with the most serious brain conditions including brain tumours, cysts and hydrocephalus (a life-threatening build-up of water on the brain).

You can support the team by donating directly through the Meningitis Association Scotland fundraising page at Charity Choice.

Alternatively, you can download a sponsorhip form and help with the team's fundraising efforts (all cheques payable to 'Meningitis Association Scotland').

Good luck to all the team and thank you for your support!


Meningococcal B (MenB) immunisation: recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

In very positive news just released the Joint Committee on Vaccinnation and Immunisation (JCVI) have recommended the use of the recently licensed MenB vaccine, Bexsero® for infants.

As Dr Mathew A Diggle (Clinical Lead for Molecular Diagnostics | Clinical Microbiology
empath Pathology Services) commented, as someone Meningitis Association Scotland has worked with closely over the years and one of signatories of a letter to the Department of Health:

"As you will read, this does mean infants will have free access to the MenB vaccine in due course and hopefully this will have a positive impact and reduce the risk towards meningococcal B meningitis".

Read more on this important update...

Our Story:

We have uploaded a version of our current brochure for people to be able to view. You can access it via the 'Our Story' section, with each of the pages being downloadable as .pdf's. Read more at 'Our Story'...

Ball Photos:

Click here for photos from the Meningitis Association Scotland Ball (05 November 2011).


MBE for Meningitis Association Scotland Founder & Chief Executive

Eileen McKiernan, Founder and Chief Executive for Meningitis Association Scotland, has been awarded an MBE for Voluntary Services to Healthcare.

The former Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year, has worked tirelessly to raise funds for research into the disease. Her involvement began after the tragic loss of her own son Lee McKiernan aged 17.

"I don't campaign to win awards like this, I do it for other reasons" said Mrs McKiernan. "I'm absolutely honoured and thrilled. It's a great testament to the scientists and physicians working in this fieldT

The full Queens birthday honours list can be downloaded from the DirectGov website.


Meningitis Information

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About Meningitis Association Scotland

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Support our Funding into Meningitis Research

Support Meningitis ResearchAny assistance you can provide to the Association will help in funding & research into Meningitis.


Support Meningitis Association Scotland via a donation with Charity ChoiceMake a donation to the Association with Charity Choice...

You can help us by making a donation with * Charity Choice. Click here to go directly to the donation page.

* 100% of any monies donated will go directly to Meningitis Association Scotland.