Fundraising Focus – March 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.

Thank you to Matthew Meacher Nisbett running in the Manchester Marathon on 3rd April 2022 for chosing ME Research UK as his nominated charity.

Also running but on 10th April’s Brighton Marathon is Peter Warbis. Peter writes “If you would like to support my efforts to raise money for this vital research, please consider making a donation. This is my first marathon so if I can make it over the finish line, I’ll consider it a success.”

Members of Team Walk for ME 2022 Adam & Daniel Flello, and Louis Snazle will be walking 20 miles across Cannock Chase on Saturday May 14th May. As Adam wrote “We hope to; help raise awareness of ME, raise some money in aid of ME research, and to remind ourselves never to take a walk in the woods for granted.”

A charity auction in honour of Angus has been established by Julie DeArmond. “Even through the hardest times Angus had the determination and strength to advocate for all of us with ME.  He relentlessly tried to raise awareness, to seek out and share research about causes or possible new treatments.  He was desperate to get more biomedical research into the cause(s) of ME and treatment for it , whilst hoping for a cure.”

During his easter holidays, 11-year old Ben (ably assisted by dad Neil) will be doing a sponsored cycle ride over the 12 mile challenging and hilly Cromer to Felbrigg cycle route.

Come-on let’s give his fundraising total a push!

We would also like to thank the following fundraisers whose JustGiving pages have closed. Their efforts and all thier supporters allow us to continue to inform, influence and invest in ME globally.

Thanks to his charity football match and ‘Si-dive’, Simon Phillips’ fundraising efforts were thrilling to follow. Despite being petrified of heights, small planes and diving in general he overcame his fears and answered his self-posed question ‘Why Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Plane?’ – answer – to support ME Research UK!

Cormac Diamond completed the Windsor half marathon in aid of ME Research UK in September 2021. The route included passing several historic sites and begins and ends at the Long Walk with Windsor Castle in the background.

Conmac finished the 21.1km course in an extremely good (chip) time of 01:48:02.

With two friends, Matthew and Peter, Tim Anfilogoff walked the 156 mile Hebridean Way in September 2021. For a fortnight they endured sun, rain and midges to walk from Vatarsay to Stornoway in aid of our work and kept us all posted with some stunning photos. All funds raised will be invested in ME research.

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