Castleplunkett student to climb Kilimanjaro for Meningitis Research Foundation

Jamie Earley from Castleplunkett is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The 19-year-old, who is a second-year student at Mary Immaculate College, will join 19 other students from Limerick in attempting to climb the second highest mountain in the world on August 22nd. The expedition is expected to take six days.

Jamie has set up a Just Giving page ( in order to raise funds for this worthy cause.

Jamie posted: “Meningitis is a cruel disease caused by a build-up of bacterial infections in the brain and spinal cord. If not treated immediately it can have long-lasting effects or can be fatal. This disease causes more deaths than malaria, aids, tetanus, and measles combined. MRF’s aim is to eradicate Meningitis by 2030.

“All donations received through this page will go directly to the Meningitis Research Foundation in their fight against making the future for children suffering from MRF brighter. Any help that you can offer no matter how small would be greatly appreciated, and please don’t be afraid to share with others.

“Any questions or queries in relation to this project or if you just want to simply find out more you can find me at my email: and I will be more than happy to help you!”