LEADING UK meningitis charity hopes to ‘fright’ the disease this Halloween with a host of spook-tacular fundraising events.

October 31st is just around the corner and Meningitis Now is urging local communities to get in the ‘sprit’ and host one of their frightening fundraisers.

Event’s organiser, Lydia Reed said: “With half term and the buzz of Halloween just weeks away, it’s a great time to let you imagination run wild and carry out your very own spooky fundraising activities.

“We have some great ideas and resources on our website to get you started, including a special Halloween cupcake recipe and spooky masks for dressing up.”

Putting a ghastly spin on the much loved family ‘Toddle Waddle’, the charity are encouraging parents, or anyone who looks after children, to create creepy-costumes and take their little monsters out for a ghostly walk.

Menningitis Now

Menningitis Now

The sponsored event, which is all about being imaginative and having fun, is free to take part in and easy to organise. To take part, register with Meningitis Now and download your FREE activities, pick a date and time that suits you, and raise as much sponsorship as possible.

For those who would rather stay indoors, why not invite family and friends to join you for a ‘Terrifying Time 4 Tea’. Pop the kettle on and serve creepy cupcakes, candy apples, pumpkin pie, potion punch and cauldron cake, all for a donation to the charity.

Lydia added: “Every year people come up with some really creative and unique ideas. I’m really looking forward to what our supporters come up with this Halloween.

“All monies raised by these events will help us to support those affected by the disease and enable us to undertake vital research into crucial vaccines and increase awareness of meningitis and its symptoms. Together we can beat meningitis.”

Meningitis Now is the UK’s leading charity working to save lives and rebuild the futures of people affected by meningitis through research, support and awareness.

To find out more about our Halloween fundraisers, please email events@meningitisnow.org or call 0345 120 4530.

For more information on Meningitis Now and the disease, call 01453 768000 or visit www.MeningitisNow.org.