Fundraising Focus – May 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.

To celebrate her 50th birthday in May, Karen Greenslade held a birthday fundraiser for ME Research UK.

Many happy returns Karen and many thanks for your support.

As part of Walk for ME 2022 and in aid of research, Hannah, Lisa, Daniel, and Elijah will be fundraising from 12th to 26th May. Hannah and Lisa will be walking the trails along a meadow in Surrey. Elijah and Daniel will be walking in London, from Tower Bridge and along the river through to St James’s Park, and across to Richmond Park.

From 9am on Friday 27th May to 9am on Saturday and as part of Team 24 hour Sportathon Warriors, Chrissy Nazif will be completing a 24 Hour Sportathon to raise money for ME Research UK and The Link Foundation. The team of 8 will be joined by community clubs, family and friends over the course of the 24 hour period. During the event they will be participating in over 24 different sports.

Raising awareness for ME Research UK because of the impact ME/CFS has on everyday lives is Carol Hambly. Part of Team Walk for ME and for our research funds, Carol walks the Saltram Circuit near Plymouth.

“My sister became ill with a virus when she was 9 years old. She never fully recovered and by the time she was ten she was unable to walk, go to school or leave the house.” Finlay’s inspiration to wakeboard for ME is his sister. Part of Team Walk for ME he aims to wakeboard 50km in one day in support of our work.

Walking the 8 mile Viking Coastal Trail on 1st August 2022 are Grace Mitchell and Tracey. Part of Team Walk for ME ‘I am raising money for ME Research UK because through research we can progress to a cure’. The Viking Coastal Trail begins near Ramsgate, follows clifftop paths to link numerous bays through Margate and along the sea wall to Westgate-on-Sea until it reaches Reculver Country Park.

We also wish to extend thanks to Anna Redshaw and all who took part in this year’s Blue Sunday ‘The Tea Pary for M.E.’.

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