Walk for ME 2019

Team Walk for ME welcomes you to their 7th consecutive year of fundraising!

 

 

The original idea behind Walk for ME was that friends and family of an ME sufferer did a sponsored walk on their behalf, hence the name. Since then, supporters have chosen several other activities too, in their quest to help the team raise money for biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Walk for ME has had walkers, runners and swimmers across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man as well as in France, Germany, Spain, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and on both coasts of America. So far they have raised over £127,952 including gift aid. Every penny goes towards the search for a cure.

Walk for ME is run by Sarah-Louise Fittall Jordan, Luke Remnant and Ian McPhee. They hope this will be a fun event even though it is poignant. The whole idea is that a friend or family member is doing something that their loved one would love to be able to do but can’t because of their illness.

In 2019, Walk for ME is again kindly supporting Invest in ME Research.

They have created a JustGiving fundraising page for anyone who would like to support or take part in Walk for ME 2019 but does not want to set up their own fundraising page: justgiving.com/fundraising/teamwalkforme2019

To create your own page and join the Walk for ME fundraising team on JustGiving in suppport of Invest in ME Research:

1. Go to justgiving.com/investinm-e
2. Click the box ‘fundraise for us’
3. Either log in to your account or sign up if you’re new to JustGiving
4. Click on ‘personal challenge’ under ‘What are you doing?’
5. Follow the steps and choose your JustGiving web address
6. Click on ‘create your page’
7. Personalise your page. You can say who you are walking for and why
8. Then go to justgiving.com/teams/walkforme2019 and scroll down and click on ‘Join the team’
9. Select your fundraising page to add it to the team
10. You can then send your own JustGiving address to friends to raise sponsorship. Any target you set on your own page will automatically add to the team target.

Many thanks to Sarah-Louise, Luke, Ian and all joining Team Walk for ME.

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

Update: Huge thanks to Lauren and family as the first to sign up for 2019!

Lauren, her husband and two children, her mother, sister and her two children, and her aunt will all do a two-mile walk to raise money for Invest in ME Research. The walk will take place near her mother’s home close to Orlando, Florida. Read Lauren’s story here: justgiving.com/fundraising/lauren-pwme
 

 

Vote for IiMER to Win £5000!

Very quick and easy to vote here: easypolls.net

 

 
Invest in ME Research has been selected by Health Games as one of four health charity finalists for the chance to win an amazing £5,000!

Simply click here and vote on the poll.

1 vote per person on the finalist poll.

The poll will be open for voting from now until 21st January.

Public winner reveal on the 28th January.

Let’s get voting!

More information on Health Games Facebook page here.

Thanks to all who nominated and to Health Games for this opportunity.

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

The £1 Challenge for Invest in ME Research

We’ve set a new text donations fundraising challenge ending 31st March 2019.

This is the date that all JustTextGiving codes will be deactivated as JustGiving is ending its partnership with Vodafone.

The challenge is for as many people as possible to donate just £1 to Invest in ME Research adding up to a lot of money for the charity’s Biomedical Research Fund to establish medical tests and treatments for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

We’re using the JustTextGiving code APFR99 for this challenge.

This text code is linked to our One Day – One Pound JustGiving page.

The text option is UK only but anyone may donate via the JustGiving website from a minimum of £2 (to £100,000!): justgiving.com/fundraising/onedayonepound

The total raised on the JustGiving page is currently over £7,000 (including text donations) so we’ve set an ambitious target of £10,000 to be reached by the time JustGiving deactivates the text codes on 31st March.

Let’s see if we can do it for ME!

Please share widely as every £1 brings us closer to a cure.

If you’re on Facebook we’ve created event pages for 1st February and 1st March but donations are welcome on any day until the end of March for this fundraiser.

 

Best Wishes for 2019 everyone and thank you for your support!