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Our thanks to Katrina Arnott who is holding a charity fundraising event in memory of her grand-papa James (Jim) Arnott. He loved his pub games and was an avid Liverpool FC fan and sadly passed away on 20th April 2003. The event is being held over two days at the Downfield FC Social Club in Dundee.
MRSA Survivors Network Campaign for a World MRSA Day Presidential Proclamation

More Americans die every year from MRSA than from HIV/AIDS and the epidemic is sweeping the globe. In 2009, The US Senate (introduced by Illinois US Senators Durbin and Burris, initiated by MRSA Survivors Network) passed senate resolution 301 designating October 2 World MRSA Day and October as World MRSA Awareness Month. MRSA Survivors Network are asking for a Presidential Proclamation to draw more attention to this disease and to have the US Congress appropriate funds for awareness and educational programs to the public on prevention.

Details of the campaign and petition to President Obama can be found here
MRSA Action UK Annual Memorial
Westminster Abbey
Thursday 13th June 2013

Families gathered to lay wreaths to remember those that have suffered and those who have been lost to healthcare associated infections and all those lost at Mid Staffs. More....

Family fun day at the Cherwell Centre, Blackpool, Sunday 9th June 2013

Derek Butler, Chair of MRSA Action UK, opened the Family Fun Day at the Cherwell Centre on Sunday 9th June. The event was attended by the Blackpool Grange Park Scout Group and sponsored by the local Grange Pharmacy, and there were a lot of fun activities to take part in. Molnelycke Healthcare loaned Staphon the superbug for the day and children took part in a lucky dip with superbug prizes, raising awareness and funds for activities at the Cherwell Centre. More...
8th June 2013 - Jules and Steve's 10k Trailblazer

The run in Bedgebury Forest will bring the total miles covered running for MRSA Action UK to 379, and that doesn't include Jules' and Steve's training! To support them leave a message on their Just Giving page visit

To follow our champions visit their webpage at
26th May 2013 - Jules and Steve run the BUPA Manchester 10k!

Fantastic finishing times for Jules and Steve, you've made a great recovery Jules finishing in 00:51:59, just half a minute behind Steve who did it in 00:51:27, brilliant and thank you both!
19th May 2013 - Steve completes the local Great Baddow 10 miler

Jules was recovering from an injury and preparing for their race in Manchester, she tells us that Steve did brilliantly and knocked 9 minutes off his time from last year and also ran a new personal best for a 10 miler at 85 minutes so he's very happy!
Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Watchdog Awards Judging
Wednesday 24th April

Derek Butler, Chair of MRSA Action UK, took part in the judging of the HAI Watchdog Awards at Raddisson Blu Hotel in Manchester on Wednesday 24th April. This is a chance to recognise and promote best practice in healthcare and, in particular, efforts made by staff who champion the prevention of infections in everything they do. If your organisation wants to share their innovation then visit the HAI Watchdog website to find out more and register.
Angie Kelly and friends completed their walk in memory of Paul Kelly

On Sunday 21st April (just over 2 years since Paul Kelly, MRSA Action UK's friend and former Vice Chair, passed away) family and friends completed their challenge in Macclesfield Forest, the weather was a little damp but there was hot chocolate and chips at the end.

We were all very fond of Paul and we think he would agree that this is a great way to remember him. Thank you Angie.

You can leave a message or donation on Angie's Just Giving page at