With Christmas fast approaching it’s time to start stocking up on those cards and calendars and this year you’ll be spoilt for choice. Not only are there Christmas cards featuring the fourteen winners’ photos of this year’s ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME!’ photo competition at a competitive price that includes p&p, you can also grab an extra bargain as the remaining Christmas cards from last year’s competition are available at a reduced price.
Our fabulous 2014 Calendar featuring stunning photos of places all around the UK is also available to buy. All items are sold in aid of Invest in ME’s biomedical research fund. What’s more, they’ll all be delivered directly to your door: that’s the sort of Christmas shopping we like! Read More.
Raise Funds for FREE An Amazon referral link has been added to the ways you can raise funds when shopping online. It was created after supporters reported their Amazon transactions do not always register with EasyFundraising, GiveAsYouLive and Topcashback as they should – losing out on funds for IiMER. Invest in ME Research have confirmed transactions are registering through this new referral link. Simply follow the link to the Amazon site then shop as normal. This option has been added to our Raise Funds for Free page and is on the IiMER website. Add the link to your favourites and tell your friends and family. More details.
Let’s do it for ME is a patient-driven campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for Invest in ME’s proposal for a centre of excellence for translational biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). The centre will clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients. Work collaboratively with international researchers and provide training and information for healthcare staff. The campaign is run by sufferers who want the findings of high quality research to result in the development of appropriate treatments. Read More
Invest in ME is an independent UK charity, everyone involved with the charity is a volunteer. Invest in ME is a small charity with a Big Cause and aims to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into ME and a centre of excellence for ME research and treatment at the University of East Anglia. The charity hosts an annual international biomedical research conference and has hosted international collaborative research meetings has links nationwide and internationally and is a founding member of The European ME Alliance. Read More
The Matrix Inspired by a £1000 donation to the UK Rituximab Trial JustGiving page the aim of the Matrix project is to help raise awareness for this important biomedical research into understanding and finding effective treatments for ME, and to raise as much as possible of the £350,000 required to fund this trial by inviting 100 pledges to raise or donate £1000 each. For those pledging via a fundraising effort, we will be happy to create a JustGiving page for anyone wishing us to. We can also provide sponsorship forms, collection vessels, and awareness materials. Read More
A UK Rituximab Study for ME Invest in ME have initiated a UK Rituximab Trial. Our advisor is Professor Jonathan Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Connective Tissue Medicine at University College London (UCL). The clinical trial would be performed at UCL at the new Clinical Trials Research Facility with staff appointed to manage trials of this sort. There is laboratory expertise in B cell immunology under Dr Jo Cambridge. Donations can be made to the separate Rituximab Trial Fund and the Biomedical Research Fund will continue to fund further research projects. Read More
The Foundation Research Project Thanks to extraordinary efforts, visionary ideas, tremendous generosity and sheer hard work and dedication patients and their carers and families and friends have helped initiate the foundation project. The project will utilise The Genome Analysis Centre’s sequencing facility at the Norwich Research Park to allow all known and unknown viruses present in a well defined cohort of patients to be identified and will examine the possible link between ME and gut inflammation. Read More
A Centre of Excellence Invest in ME’s proposal for a centre of excellence for ME research and treatment is based at the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park. Patients will be examined by the ME consultant at either Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital or a local community hospital and diagnosis made using correct internationally accepted guidelines. Patient care and treatment will be at the heart of the centre and research will focus on the underlying pathology of the disease and finding effective treatments. Read More