Fundraising Focus – January 2023

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.

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

Team Walk for ME 2023 has been launched. The scheme encourages supporters to walk, run, swim and ride for two ME biomedical research-focused charities. Since its inception in 2013, Walk for ME has raised well over £200,000 for charity. Wherever you are, we hope you will become involved this year.

Laura Wilkinson Hewitt will be running in May’s inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon 2023 in aid of ME Research UK.

The event is named in honour of former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019. The marathon will see over 10,000 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium – the home of Leeds Rhinos rugby league club .

Anna Redshaw’s ‘Blue Sunday’ Tea Party For M.E. in aid of various ME charities (including ME Research UK) will be held on Sunday 14th May 2023. With no set time due to time zones and need to be flexible, the event runs all day. Participants enjoy tea and cake and donate teh price they would normally pay to an ME/CFS charity instead.

Sam Morris will be walking 5km in solidarity with niece Helen in May 2023 in aid of ME Research UK.

Mark Godsalve will be running the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2023 to raise money for ME Research UK and in memory of his late father who ran the marathon in 1995. Mark’s brother, Tim, has suffered from ME for 34 years – since the age of 10 and so ME research is a cause close to his heart.

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