Fundraising Focus – April 2021

The team at ME Research UK is very grateful for all the support which the charity receives from its active fundraisers. At the best of times fundraising can seem a daunting prospect but without your support we could not continue to inform, influence or invest in ME research globally. Our current projects simply would not be funded.

Feel inspired? Our Fundraising Guide gives tips and links to resourses to get your support off to a flying start.

Laura Woods

Laura will be running 10 days of 5Ks’ in aid of ME Research UK starting on 23rd April 2021. As she says ” Although I am really not a fan of running I know how lucky I am to be able to do it, something those affected by M.E. are not able to do. A very close friend of mine suffers with M.E. and it is so incredibly tough to witness someone with such passion for life not be able to thrive in the way she should. I’m very proud to be raising money in aid of this great charity”

Stephen Marlow

On Sunday 2nd May 2021, Stephen will be running in the Prestwood 5km race. “I was already entered into this race, I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise some money for ME research and raise the profile of the illness and the organisations investing in research into it. It is my small contribution to the effort. I hope you can spare a few pounds for what is a very worthy cause. Thank you.”

Michael Forster

During May 2021, Michael Forster will be running 100 miles marking every single person who is or has suffered from M.E. “ME Research UK believes that only biomedical research can find the causes of ME/CFS, improve diagnosis and treatment, and, ultimately, arrive at a cure. Help me, help others who suffer with this illness.” Michael is part of Walk for ME.

Alex Lee

“The pandemic has given all of us a small sense of what it is like to be confined to our homes. I was lucky enough to be able to leave the house to swim at a local beach most days. So I would like to keep that going, and see if I can swim the distance from Belfast to Dublin, 191 kilometers. NOT in one go obviously! But if I can swim 16k in the Irish Sea each month during 2021 I will make the distance. With sea temperatures down to 6 degrees in the winter months this will be a challenge! I would love to raise £1 for every 100m I swim.” Alex is part of Walk for ME.

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