At the age of just 8 being told you have ME must be awful, you’re told how you have to change your life, schooling etc. etc, it’s bad enough that you’re not well enough to play with your friends this is not what childhood is about!!!. But yet this brave amazing little girl has never complained or given up hope. Three and a half years later she’s still holding on to this hope that one day. So to make that one day real for her and so many others she’s set about raising money for IiME Charity by taking part in a sponsored horse walk. Please sponsor this brave little girl in her challenge even if its a £1 its £1 close to that hope for her and so many. Thank you a very proud Mummy.
Having a child with this illness is nearly as isolating as a adult with this illness. You lose so many friends as they just don’t get it, yet the support we have been shown by everyone re her sponsored walk has been amazing. Seeing her face when I tell her someone we don’t know has sponsored her is priceless. She smashed her £150 target and now she wants to get to the £1000 – please help her no matter how small it still brings a massive smile to her face. Thank you all.
At the young age of 8, I was diagnosed with the debilitating illness ME.
This illness had changed so much of my young life, turning my world upside down. Yet I have never given up HOPE.
I would like to join others in a sponsored horse walk on the 10th May 2015.
I suffer with exhaustion and pain so this is not going to be easy for me but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Please show me your support and give me HOPE that I can do this.
Would you like one of these delightful teddy bear pictures with your name on it to show your support for ME Awareness? Just let Michelle know when you donate to Makayla’s Horse Walk and she will send it to your inbox. You can contact her via this post in Invest in ME Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1Cg9mMy
Thank You for Your Support!
We are aiming to reach a million pounds for Invest in ME Research Funds in 2015. Click here for March 2015 press release and details.
Easyfundraising want you to share a picture or video with them showing why Reading Rocks!
Deadline is Sunday 15th March midnight.
UK residents aged 18 or over.
You don’t have to be an easyfundraising member to take part.
One entry per person.
There are two ways to enter :
Share your picture or video on easyfundraising’s Facebook page, either in the comments under a post about the competition or on their wall.
Tweet your picture or video using the hashtag #ReadingRocks and remember to mention @easyuk.
They suggest lots of ways you can show how much you think Reading Rocks; a selfie of you with your favourite book, a picture of your book club, your children enjoying reading their favourite book, the kids dressed as characters from literature or even your pet with their purrfect book!
Win a £100 donation!
What’s more, once you’ve shared your photo or video, you’ll be in with a chance to WIN £100 to donate to the charity that’s close to our heart – Invest in ME!
PLUS The Book People have given easyfundraising a children’s book bundle to giveaway with an RRP of over £240! And they’ve increased donations to 3% so you raise even more.
Deadline for entry is Saturday 14th March. This is the latest in the lovely series throughout the year based on the tradition of Secret Santa and organised by Invest in ME supporters Ali Head and Becca Hams on Facebook. Last month was Secret Valentine, and Secret Summer is (hopefully) to look forward to again this year.
You could make a blue drink (perhaps a non-alcoholic cocktail to highlight the tolerance problems of alcohol for someone with ME)
or maybe gluten or dairy-free cupcakes with blue icing to represent those who cannot eat normal cupcakes
or perhaps blue pasta by colouring the water (natural food colouring, of course! No nasty E-numbers required).
Even a blue soup in the style of the hapless and wonderful Bridget Jones!
The choice is yours and the choice is HUGE – endless, even! Blue omelette! Blue curry! (Or at least blue rice.) Blue cheese on a pizza! The list goes on and on ….
The results could be used for an invitation-only themed dinner (might you want to dress as Smurfs for the occasion?); a bake sale; lovely ice lollies (well, we can hope for warm weather in May!) or biscuits in the school playground or office.
The most important thing is awareness for the horrendous disease that is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Remember, many of the severe sufferers cannot eat anything at all and are forced to rely on tube-feeding.
Blue is the colour most associated with ME, and eating, even drinking, a natural pleasure denied to so many who suffer from it.
Please help them by doing what you can to highlight what they go through while having fun in the kitchen and remembering how much your efforts count, whether Masterchef or total novice!