Olly Brand


Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now is the founder of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. With nearly 30 years experience, we are working towards a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives. Meningitis Now fights the disease on all fronts: Providing a powerful, united voice for people fighting meningitis. Saving lives by funding vaccine and preventative research. Reducing the disease’s impact through awareness. Rebuilding futures with dedicated support. Fundraising to deliver our plans.
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Olly Brand's London Marathon 2013 page

Olly Brand

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OllyBrand

Hi, thanks for visiting my London Marathon 2013 fund raising page. As a family we've been unlucky to experience Meningitis but very lucky in how it concluded! Thanks to quick thinking Llandovery Ambulance and Glangwili A&E staff my Dad was rushed to intensive care, diagnosed and treated early. 

Even with the early diagnosis and antibiotics Dad had a massive fight on his hands. At our lowest point the Consultant advised us that the human body has one last push. This push makes vital signs appear like things are improving and then vital organs can start to shut down as Meningitis claims another victim. Dad dutifully had this push within minutes of the Consultant explaining it. Thankfully, and with a lot of fighting, Dad won and it wasn't his final push.



Through Dad and the hospital staff we're well aware of how lucky we are, and how proud of him. As a small tribute to Dad, a thanks to all involved in the fight against Meningitis and to raise awareness I'm aiming to break both my knees and try to run a sub 4 hour Marathon.

I'm a stand-in charity place and only found out 2 weeks ago (End of November). As a result fund raising is going to be tight! All donations are gratefully appreciated. Even if you don't donate please take 4-5 minutes out of your day to watch the video and know the symptoms / early signs.

Much love,


Recent donors

24.04.13 Well done on raising so much money for a great cause

22.04.13 Well done Olly!

21.04.13 Loving your work Big Brando x

21.04.13 Good luck in your marathon, from Geraint Helen and Dion xx

21.04.13 Go Olly!

18.04.13 Go Olly - we'll be thinking of you

18.04.13 Very proud of you, Ol.

18.04.13 Well done Olly!!

15.04.13 Good Luck Olly!

12.04.13 Good luck mate.

12.04.13 Good luck Olly.

10.04.13 Run Forest, run!

08.04.13 Good luck. I have a gorilla suit you can borrow if you want....

08.04.13 Good luck Uncle Olly! Lots of love Jack, Betsy, Loren & the pups Belle & Maggie :) x x x x x

08.04.13 Good luck Olly, lots of love Chris & Lisa xx

08.04.13 Best of luck. Hope the training going well. Will be thinking of you on the day.

01.04.13 Good luck Olly

01.04.13 Looking forward to that beer? Cheers, Chalky from Kerbside Racing Snakes:-)

31.03.13 Good Luck Dude!!! Big Love Rat, Jules & Woody.

29.03.13 Good luck Olly, lots of love!

26.03.13 Good luck BrandO x

26.03.13 Good luck Olly !

18.03.13 Have fun pal... or should I say break a leg? ;-)

17.03.13 Good luck Olly! Xxx

07.03.13 It's quicker by bike!!


Running total

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Last donor:
Helen George
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