23rd February 2020

Take on a Lake District adventure and fight meningitis

The country’s biggest meningitis charity is looking for outdoor enthusiasts to join it on a scenic but exhilarating adventure to conquer eight Lake District peaks.

Meningitis Now’s Trek the Lake District challenge takes on the eight peaks in the national park that rise above 3,000 feet, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, in just two days of walking.

“This is not a challenge for the faint-hearted and will push walkers to their limits ” said Caroline McDonnell, event organiser at Meningitis Now.

“But those taking part will achieve an enormous amount of satisfaction from completing the challenge whilst enjoying the beauty of the Lake District and helping us in our fight to beat meningitis.”

The trek takes place between 4 and 7 June and those taking it on need to pay a registration fee of £75 and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £600.

In return Meningitis Now’s events team takes care of travel between the peaks, food and accommodation arrangements and is on hand to help with fundraising ideas and fitness and training tips .

Those taking part also get to enjoy a training day before the trek.

“We’d love you to join us and make a real difference in our fight against meningitis,” Caroline added. “And our support takes care of everything and leaves you free to concentrate on walking, enjoying the breath-taking scenery and completing the challenge.”

All profits raised go towards the charity’s work fighting meningitis through vaccine and preventative research, raising awareness and supporting individuals and families fighting back from the disease.

To find out more and sign up visit the website at www.meningitisnow.org/trek, email trekking@meningitisnow.org or phone 0345 120 4530.