Fundraising Focus – June 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.

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

Sarah Clough has challenged myself with increasing running distances over the last few years, culminating in a 100-miler on 16/17th July. “This seems insane to me … as it’s 3 times as far as some of my other distances, but it’s time to try. This will be a HUGE challenge for me (the cutoff is 32 hours – imagine being on your feet for 32 hours straight!), and is it NOT guaranteed that I will complete it, despite the faith people offer when they say ‘I know you will do it’. Her GoFundMe page is now open.

Tony Williams will be taking part in the Ultra Challenge Yorkshire on 23 July 2022 with son, Alex.  “People asked if we were doing this for charity.  That is when we decided to do the challenge to raise money for ME Research UK, as we have a friend who suffers from this misunderstood condition.  We hope that one day that she will be able to recover from this condition, and be able to do a challenge with us.  Any money raised will aid research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.”

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, rising 4,807.81 m above sea level

Kathryn Aveyard is climbing Mont Blanc in aid of ME Research UK and she will require the use of crampons and ice axes for this multi-day hike. “I have been training to try and improve my endurance and lung efficiency. Supposedly, due to the altitude, the summit day is more challenging than running a marathon.” Please donate to her JustGiving page.

On Sunday 10th July 2022 Molly Cheetham will take part in the Ilkley half marathon to raise funds for research into ME/CFS with her dad, Chris. As one supporter wrote on JustGiving – “Go on mollster!!! Ay up corker lass!!” What more is there to add!

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