GIVE IT UPtober is a simple idea for supporters, if willing and able, to give up a small luxury during the month of October and donate the saving to ‘Invest in ME Research’. The charity is run by dedicated volunteers working hard on our behalf to find cause & cure for ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
This follows on from ‘Stoptober Stop for M.E!’ initiated last year by Ali Head, which raised a whopping £1188.80 + £245.52 Gift Aid for the charity’s biomedical research funds. In appreciation of the efforts of the charity’s supporters, a kind sponsor has offered to match the funds raised this year by ‘GIVE IT UPtober’ up to £1000 + £250 Gift Aid.
In return for donations by their friends and family to GIVE IT UPtober, some people are staying off Facebook or other online sites in October. Other supporters plan to give up take-aways, snacks, sweets, chocolate, coffee, bottled mineral water, buying records. If a friend plans to go smoke-free for Stoptober, maybe they’d donate what they save to our cause? Lyndsey Ormiston and Tanya Mawer were ahead of the game, going alcohol-free and meat-free respectively during September.
To support GIVE IT UPtober, Lynne Allan is donating the cost of materials of her delightful ‘ME-2-U Creations’ as well as the profit so that 100% of the price you pay will be donated to Invest in ME. An ideal opportunity to browse her shop for early Christmas gifts with an extra bonus to the charity or if you fancy buying a treat instead of forgoing one! You can contact Lynne Allan via Facebook and she now also has a shop on Etsy.
Whether you choose to donate the price of a one-off treat or brave the whole month or simply donate to support others taking part – we thank you and our generous anonymous matching sponsor for your support.
Ready to GIVE IT UPtober? Let’s Do It for ME!