Now that the Christmas period is over and the celebrations have finished, a charity is challenging the people of South Shields to take on a life-changing New Year challenge.
Meningitis Now has plenty of adventures on the horizon with treks, runs, cycles, challenges and overseas opportunities available to get your adrenaline pumping, while raising lifesaving funds for the charity.
Emily Millington, events manager at Meningitis Now, said: “While everyone is suffering from the January Blues why not give yourself something to look forward to and train for?
“We have some really exciting challenges in 2016, such as Tough Mudder throughout the year, The Three Peaks Challenge and a London to Paris cycle in June, The Royal Parks Half Marathon in October and, if you fancy going a bit further afield, a trek through China in September.”
She added: “There really is something for everyone, and as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be helping a fantastic charity raise lifesaving funds.”
When taking part in an event for Meningitis Now, every penny raised will help fund vital research, awareness and support for people affected by the devastating disease.
Each year there are an estimated 6,000 cases of viral meningitis and 3,200 cases of bacterial meningitis in the UK.
One in 10 cases of bacterial meningitis result in death and a third of those who survive will be left with debilitating after-effects.
For further information and to sign up for an event, visit Meningitis Now at www.meningitisnow.org
To request free signs and symptoms card of meningitis visit www.meningitis.now.org or call 0808 80 10 388.