THE Meningitis Research Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary later this month with a 140km walk across the Pennines.

The eight-day walk begins at Sheffield University on Friday, May 23, and will finish on Friday, May 30, with a Research Discovery Day at the National Meningitis Reference Laboratories in Manchester.

Organisers say the walk is suitable for experienced hikers looking for a challenge or families who are looking for a half-term stroll.

Registration costs £10 per person or £25 per family and each person and family is being encouraged to raise a minimum £100 in sponsorship.

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