a Life for a Cure Ryan Bresnahan's Meningitis Appeal

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The Garden Suite,23 Westfield Park, Redland
Bristol,Somerset
BS6 6LT

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07971 878737

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1179345

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Michelle Charlotte Bresnahan Fundraising for a Life for a Cure

Ryan Bresnahan, our son, died very suddenly on 31st March 2010 of Meningitis B, aged just 16. He was a fit, healthy, caring young man, full of personality and a sports scholar at Clifton College. We had no notice or even time to say goodbye – it all happened within an hour.

a Life for a Cure’ was founded as both a legacy to Ryan and to help raise awareness and valuable funds in search for the ultimate vaccine. This is one of the most devastating and infectious diseases in the UK.

2015 saw a major breakthrough with the Government introducing the Meningitis B vaccine as part of the UK Childhood Immunisation Programme for babies born on or after 1 July 2015. Those children and adults who fall outside of the NHS age range can consider having the vaccination privately at local and high street pharmacies. We are delighted to announce £542,000 has been raised to date. In addition to the pioneering vaccine research projects we have funded, we regularly fund awareness campaigns to increase the understanding of the meningitis vaccines available and the disease's signs and symptoms - especially in young adults.

Our whole objective has always been that some good MUST come from losing Ryan and, with your help, we will do whatever we can to prevent other amazing lives being lost to meningitis.

YOUR HELP IS VITAL in continuing to support this local Bristol charity which is operated purely on a voluntary basis, with all donations contributing to Ryan’s Appeal.

We really, really appreciate all your help and support. 

To see more details go to http://www.ryanbresnahan.org/

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