Donate £1 to 1st Class ME Research

The original idea by Ruth Gilchrist for One Day – One Pound was for as many people as possible to donate just £1 on May 12th International ME Awareness Day to Invest in ME charity to show support and help raise vital funds for 1st class biomedical research for tests and treatments for ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).

We extended this to include a monthly reminder of our ongoing fundraising for this vital cause on the 1st of each month. Donations at any time are welcome. Every £1 makes a big difference to the vital work of this small charity – Invest in ME (also known as Invest in ME Research). You can donate to the charity via JustGiving, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cheque, or SMS.  Options below.

Gift Aid is an extra 25% of your donation from the government if you are a UK tax-payer, so please tick the Gift Aid box when you donate if this applies to you.


JustTextGiving (UK)

Text APFR99

£1-£5 or £10

to 70070

You can add your name and Gift Aid if eligible by text.

(any country, any amount from £2)
(text donations add to the total raised on this page).



Bank Transfer

Bank: Lloyds TSB Eastleigh

Sorting code: 30-92-94

Account number: 02252685

Bank Transfer from outside the UK

IBAN: GB63 Loyd 3092 9402 2526 85



Send cheques payable to ‘Invest in ME’ to:

Invest in ME
PO Box 561,
SO50 0GQ

(add Gift Aid to your donation with Invest in ME’s Gift Aid form)

Please help spread the word ..

Let’s Do it for ME is a patient-driven campaign launched in 2011 in support of the proposal by independent UK charity Invest in ME (Research) to establish a centre of excellence for translational research and patient care based around Norwich Research Park in East Anglia; the first of its kind in UK/Europe and in collaboration with other leading UK and international biomedical researchers.

We help to raise funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding in their development of the centre of excellence. Our crowdfunding for specific ME research is the first of its kind in UK and has inspired similar projects in Europe and USA. We have now helped to raise over £650,000 for the IIME Research strategy to develop and are aiming for £1,000,000.

The current focus of the research is on the role of the immune system, including infection and autoimmunity. Two major research projects are on the role of the gut microbiome and research on B-cells leading to a UK clinical treatment trial of rituximab.

Invest in ME Research is run entirely by volunteers who either have ME or are parents and carers of ME patients. They are driving the agenda of scientific research into diagnostic tests and treatments for myalgic encephalomyelitis in UK in collaboration with international researchers of world renown.

Thank you for your support.

Let’s Do It for ME!

in support of Invest in ME (Research)

Invest in ME International Conference & Biomedical Researchers Colloquium

IIME B-cell / Rituximab Research

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