“Oh seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness”
Hi everyone! Seems it’s that time of the year again already, the nights are beginning to draw in and it’s time to don our fluffiness mittens and cosiest pyjamas as we approach Winter. But under the cover of darkness, Invest in ME Research loyal supporters and volunteers are still beavering away…
Donations are still coming in to our Give It Uptober fundraising page and Sophie Tennent is being sponsored to give up Facebook for November. Many thanks to all supporting – justgiving.com/fundraising/GIUtober
Zoe Johnson’s school held a non-uniform day raising an impressive £895.78 and bringing the total raised by Zoe over this year for Invest in ME Research to a whopping £2965.78! Read Essentially Zoe. Support Zoe’s fundraising at justgiving.com/fundraising/Zoe-C-Johnson
Karen Morris and Stu Nimmo are featured in Salford Star magazine.
Read about our Salford Stars here.
Tina Rodwell is the mother of a brave boy aged 11. The Rodwells are fundraising for Invest in ME Research because “They are determined to find an answer”. Read Tina’s story and support The Rodwells at justgiving.com/Tilly-Moments
John Adam is running The Brighton 10k on 20th November for Invest in ME Research. Read his story and support him at justgiving.com/John-Adam4
Victoria McNiff is organising The Mighty Deerstalker for Invest in ME Research, because 14 year-old Kirsten has severe ME. The event takes place on 11th March 2017. It is “probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists, and the biggest nightrun in the U.K.” Victoria wrote, “The more the merrier” if any one else wants to do it for the charity. Read her story and support the event at justgiving.com/fundraising/InvestinMEforKirsten
She did it! Marianne Haynes, whose sister has ME, ran 5km every day for 33 days and gave up booze raising an amazing £1170 for the Invest in ME Rituxumab Research Fund. Read Marianne’s story here and support her fundraising at justgiving.com/fundraising/Marianne-100km-no-booze
Sally Hogarth is doing The Guys 10 Mile Road Race for Invest in ME Research in December because, “One of my best friends, Hayley, was diagnosed with Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E) a few years ago and I have witnessed how it has rapidly changed her quality of life. Even though she is suffering deeply with this disease, she is still one of the strongest and loveliest people I know.” Read Sally’s story and support her at justgiving.com/fundraising/Sally-Hogarth
The Tredwell family have been fundraising for some time for Invest in ME Research. Recent events include a table top sale, quiz night and fun day. You can find them on Facebook at Awareness & Fund Raising For ME – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Grab A Bargain in aid of M.E – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and support their fundraising at justgiving.com/fundraising/fundraisingforME
Stacy Hart’s Runnin On Empty free and fun competition closes midnight Wednesday 9th November. Find it on Facebook here.
Last year we launched our take on Movember Awareness of men’s health ‘No-Men-Bar for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis’ as there’s a much higher ratio of women to men with ME, in common with other autoimmune diseases. Please contact us if you’d like us to feature your story this month. You can find a range of stories at the end of the 2015 intro blog for Nomenbar for M.E. Geoff Allen has severe ME and a very generous friend of his is offering matching donations up to a maximum of £1500 (excluding Gift Aid, that is an extra bonus, so please remember to check the Gift Aid box if you pay UK tax). The page to use to double the value of your donations is Matching Movember – justgiving.com/fundraising/Geoff-MMO
Thank you all so much for your support!