Georgina and Will’s 25 mile walk

Visit Georgina and Will’s justgiving page


By Georgina and Will (aged 11 and 12)

“We want to raise money for IiME because we have relatives who’s lives have been effected by M.E. Some have been wheelchair bound which have not only affected their lives, but family members lives too. Biomedical research is desperately needed to inform accurate testing and treatment. Cancer research gets around £1,200 every week, comparing to invest in M.E that’s what they get per year. 

We would be so grateful if you donated to our fundraising event. 

P.S. We may need some new feet after this!

Georgina & Will

( age 11 & 12)”

That’s why they’re doing a 25 mile walk! Big thanks from IiME!

Team 100 are running the Great south run for IiMER 

Will Martin is organising for a team of 100 runners, dubbed team 100, to run one of the biggest 10 mile marathons in the U.K. on October 22nd. The Great South run is based in Southsea, Portsmouth every year and is expected to attract more than 20,000 participants this coming October 


Will Martin has already run the marathon three times before. He was inspired to create team 100 after watching the sufferings of his friend and ME sufferer Ali Head (see video).

Will says of the run “Going on past experiences of taking part, I know how great the crowds are with people calling your name. It is fantastic to be running through Southsea and the city and I cannot wait.”

The idea of team 100 is for 100 runners to participate in the run, each raising £100 each and hopefully plenty of awareness!

For more information or to get involved visit;

Portsmouth news

Facebook

mydonate 

A few suggestions and events for Give it UPtober 

A few suggestions and events to inspire us for Give it UPtober;

Julia Blake is giving up Acohol www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julia-blake3

Julia smith and Nick Amor are giving up magnums www.justgiving.com/fundraising/givinupmagnums

It could be everything and anything including;

  • Acohol
  • Your favourite sweet, biscuit, cake, ice cream or other favourite snack
  • Chocolate 
  • Social media 
  • Public transport pass
  • Television 
  • Caffeine 
  • Radio

For the last six years, until recently, I’ve been unable to sit up or get out of bed, eat and drink, see friends and family, tolerate any light or sound which means no computer or television. Just consider how much people with ME miss out on and then see if there’s one tiny thing you could give up, just for a month, to hopefully eventually lead to sufferers being able to gain more!

My brother is even talking about giving up beer!

Visit Give it UPtober on Facebook 

Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday

By Becca Hams

A donation page to celebrate what would have been
Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday on 20th September 2017. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lynngilderdale40

On 20th September of this year it would have been my very courageous friend’s 40th Birthday.

Sadly she is no longer here to celebrate this special birthday with us. Lynn (aka Jessie) took her life aged 31 in 2008 after enduring endless suffering from very severe ME since the age of 14. It broke my heart, and many others, the day she died. I think of her all of the time, everything that I achieve whilst being ill however little it is, I always keep her in my thoughts and do it for her too.

To celebrate what would have been her 40th Birthday I asked her Mum, who was Lynn’s selfless, dedicated full time carer, if she would mind people donating towards a charity that was close to Jessie’s heart in celebration of her first ‘big birthday’ since she passed away.

I’ve set up this donation page where money will go to the charity Invest in ME in Jessie’s memory, however big or small, I know it’s something she would’ve been thrilled about as raising money and especially awareness was always something she was passionate about. I hope we can raise some funds and I will also be hoping to make it down to her memorial garden in East Sussex to lay some flowers for her too. Thanks for reading.

Donate here to celebrate Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lynngilderdale40

Thank you for your support.

Christmas cards and more for IiMER!

Christmas cards for IiMER are now available! From snowy street scapes and snow encrusted blooms to cute robins there’s plenty to choose from. Visit the IiMER shop to order now!

Alison Orr at Cards 4 IiME also has a load of festive goodies for us. From a greater selection of Christmas cards, advent calendars, ribbon, tags, festive paper and more she’s got all your Christmas accessorie needs parcelled up.