Fundraising Focus – April 2022

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.

If fundraising, it is worthwhile to check with your employer to see if they offer a Matched Funding scheme which will add to your fundraising pot. Also, some companies, like Persimmon, donate to worthy causes based on recommendations of fundraisers and so why not nominate ME Research UK?

If you know of any other fundraising opportunities offered by companies – contact us.

On 17th September 2022, Isabelle Dugdale will be running in the Oslo BMW Marathon in aid of ME Research UK.

We thank Isabelle for chosing ME Research UK and hope the training goes well.

We also thank the following whose JustGiving funding pages closed in March. Without their support – we could not continue to inform, invest and influence ME research.

As part of Walk for ME 2020, Jo Goodison’s ‘walk-tober’ proved to bea huge success. As Jo wrote

“201.48km on my morning walks…and over £1000 raised for ME Research UK ???
Thank you for your encouragement and for your donations. I am overwhelmed and extremely grateful ?”

Peter Warbis completed his first ever marathon when he ran in April 10th’s Brighton Marathon. Inspired to run in aid of ME resaerch, Pete’s motivation was his mum ” For a lot of the time when I was growing up, my mum was ill. It wasn’t all of the time but when it happened, she’d be ill for a few days……..Her body would give up. She wouldn’t be able to move or speak properly. It was hugely distressing for her and for all of us. She needed to rest in bed but it took several days for her to return to her normal self. ……At some point she was diagnosed with ME.”

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