Invest in ME Research Christmas/New Year Fund Appeal

Help Us Fund the Future for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis…
 

 

Invest in ME Research has launched a funding appeal for Christmas and New Year. The Press Release is here. Please feel free to share the link far and wide.

Over this Christmas and New Year period IiMER is hoping to raise funds toward another PhD studentship and to allow more medical students to participate in research as part of building a Centre of Excellence for ME.

The charity has kindly linked to our latest JustGiving page Let’s C Research for this appeal and we will add other donations to keep a running total on the page.

You can also keep posted on the funding appeal here, where a generous £1000 donation by Bombardier Shorts of Belfast in support of Ben Scott’s fundraising for IiMER appears as the first bauble on the Christmas tree.

There is a news page and Advent Calendar.

Our Christmas 2018 page shows some ideas to help raise awareness and funds for Invest in ME Research this festive season. Please contact us if you’d like us to share your event or fundraising for the charity on our blog or social media.

This can be a very tough time of year for people with disabling chronic illness and their loved ones, so let’s make this Christmas count for ME.

Thank you for supporting the Invest in ME Research Funding Appeal!

 

Donate Here

 

Christmas Shopping
Awareness and Fundraising
IiMER Funding Appeal
 

Nominate Invest in ME Research to Win £1000!

Please share & nominate Invest in ME Research for a chance to win £1000!
 

Ecclesiastical Competition

£120,000 | 120 Charities | 12 Days

Each weekday from now until 21 December, 10 charities will win £1,000 each.

Please nominate Invest in ME Research – charity number 1153730 –
for a chance to win £1,000.

You only need to nominate once as only one entry per person is permitted across all 12 draws. Nominations remain open until 12 midnight the day before each draw, with those charities not drawn carried over to the next. The more nominations a charity receives, the greater the chance of them winning. So please encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to nominate Invest in ME Research too. This prize draw is open to anyone 18 or over.

Ecclesiastical Competition: ecclesiastical.com/12-days/

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

Advent Calendar for ME

Invest in ME Research begin their advent calendar with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis itself, using an article from some of the most knowledgeable and pioneering of advocates for people with ME. The article is called ‘Information for Clinicians and Lawyers’ and was written in 2001 by Eileen P. Marshall, Margaret Williams and Professor Malcolm Hooper. Day 1 – What is ME?

 

 

The advent calendar is part of the charity’s Christmas / New Year Funding Appeal.

Please help promote this appeal on social media and through hospitals, GP surgeries and schools.

The more we can educate and the more we can raise awareness then the more rapid will be the solutions.

Sign up to receive the free Invest in ME Research Newsletter by email.

 

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

Christmas Shopping
Awareness and Fundraising
IiMER Funding Appeal
 

TopCashBack Referral Offer

Until 10am 3rd December 2018 offer of £20 for Invest in ME Research and a £5 Amazon voucher for you (when you’ve qualified for £10 cashback) by signing up to TopCashback via Paul Kayes referral link.

Some great percentages on currently e.g. up to 15% at Curry’s PC World.

Here is the link to use if signing up….

https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/paulk22

TopCashback.co.uk is the UK’s most generous cashback website and is recommended by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert. Sign-up via our Tell-a-Friend link and TopCashback will make an extra donation to Invest in ME Research via Let’s Do It for ME co-founder Paul Kayes. You then get to choose whether to receive all of the money in your account yourself or opt to donate all, or a percentage of it. There is also a mobile app. Read more and sign up here. There will be a banner stating you have been referred by ‘Paulk22’.

 

 

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

Work for Good: Matching Donations until Christmas!

Offer for businesses donating for the first time through Work for Good.
 

 

Invest in ME Research is a charity member of Work for Good, a social enterprise created to make it easy for businesses to incorporate philanthropy into their day to day work and to donate to charities through this platform.

A very generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) has pledged to double donations via Work for Good from now until Christmas.

The match donor will double a maximum of £1,000 per business, first come first served, whilst funds remain for any business making donations through the Work for Good platform for the first time.

“This gives you and your business a great opportunity to make your first donation(s) to the causes you care about through Work for Good. By doing so, your money will go further since we’ll match what you give. How’s that for an early Christmas present?!” More here.

Work for Good is the brainchild of Rupert Pick, who was inspired to give back to the amazing hospital staff who care for his daughter Ottie. Ottie was born 10 weeks premature, weighing less than 3lbs and with two rare genetic conditions that affect both her bones and her heart. When Rupert decided to donate the fees from his next workshop to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, it made him wonder about all the wonderful things that could happen if only more businesses chose to give through their work. Read more here, how it works for businesses here, FAQs here and find the Invest in ME Research page here.

Best Christmas Wishes to Ottie, Rupert and all involved at Work for Good.

Please spread word of this opportunity and the kind matching donations offer to any businesses you may know. Let’s #DoGoodatChristmas!

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 
P.S. Don’t forget the PayPal Matching Donations on Giving Tuesday starts just after midnight tonight so be quick to hit the donate button before the max £50,000 for all charities is reached.

PayPal Double Donations on Giving Tuesday

 

Invest in ME Research is a charity enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund. This #GivingTuesday (27th November) PayPal are doubling donations received through the PayPal fundraising page and app, up to a maximum of £50,000 total matching donations on the day. A Paypal account is not required to use this #GivingTuesday option. Donations can be entered using debit/credit cards. The match only applies to donations received through the PayPal fundraising page or the PayPal App. It doesn’t apply to donations made using PayPal on websites or platforms. The offer is limited up to £5,000 per benefitting charity and up to £1,000 from a single donor. The donations match will start at 00:01 GMT on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and will be in effect until they reach their match limit of £50,000 or at the end of Giving Tuesday, 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 27 November 2018. Paypal will simply collect and double the donations that are received to benefit Invest in ME Research. The charity is on PayPal at: paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/15464

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!