Fundraising Focus – January 2024

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.

ME Research UK is grateful once more to be chosen as one of the featured charities for 2024’s Walk for ME scheme. Now in its twelfth consecutive year, the scheme has encouraged supporters to walk, run, swim and ride and, sonce 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.

Grace Mitchell and mum Tracey will be taking part in their third trek for ME Resaerch UK as part of Walk for ME.

This May, their most ambitious walk yet, will see them walk from Whitstable Harbour to Dreamland, Margate. The trek totals just over 16 miles and will take an estimated six hours to complete.

Confessing to months of umming and ahhing, Matt Nisbet has recently taken the plunge and entered 7th April 2024’s Brighton Marathon in aid of our work. The ⁦‪26.2 mile course starts in the heart of the city and finishes, in style, on Brighton’s world-famous seafront. Please support Matt’s fundraising.

Climbing each of the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike, and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)), with a total walking distance of 23 miles (37km) and a total ascent of 3064 metres (10,052ft) is Simon Twomey. Simon is undertaking this huge feat of fundraising on 20th June – all in aid of ME Research UK.

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 19th May 2024. Since its launch in 2013, the initiative has raised over £100,000 for charities. ME Research UK is proud to be one of her chosen charities.

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