Marathon effort to find vaccine

A MARATHON challenge has been set for fund-raisers in Northumberland.

Meningitis UK, which aims to find a vaccine to eradicate all forms of meningitis, is appealing for runners to join its Virgin London Marathon team in next year’s event.

The charity has a number of guaranteed places for the race and is inviting applications for them.

Full support will be given to runners and every member of the team will receive a free running vest or t-shirt, as well as an information pack with tips on how to prepare.

Anyone wishing to apply for a place should contact Toya Champ on 0117 302 6191 or email