a Life for a Cure

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Fern House,Bath Road
Stroud,Gloucestershire
GL5 3TJ

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07971 878737

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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, Bexsero, into the UK Childhood Immunisation Programme from September. We will continue to campaign for the second at risk age group, 15-24 year olds, to be vaccinated within the NHS too. However, this vaccine will only be effective against about 80% of the strains of the disease so we must keep investing in research against the other strains.

We are delighted to announce £475,000 has been raised to date. In addition to the pioneering project we have already funded at Sheffield University that has produced very positive results, a unique piece of research looking at the gap in the recently introduced vaccine, started last year at Imperial College, London.

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 and the work we continue to do in association with Meningitis Now.

We really, really appreciate all your help and support. 

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

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