Calling all fans of Princess Leia 


Jen Govey

“Hi there dear friends.

I am going to dedicate my next DressForME challenge to the memory of Carrie Fisher. I will be spending her birthday, the 21st of October, dressed as Princess Leia.  

If you are a #StarWars fan, please do join me in this DressForME Tribute Challenge for less than the cost of a Glass of Twi’lek at the Cantina on Tatooine and help me raise much needed funds for ME Research.

The #DressForME Challenge:
1. Dress up extraordinary, do something ordinary!
2. Take a photo/film it and upload to social media: Facebook, Twitter, instagram, youtube using the Hashtag #DressForME
3. Donate to my JustGiving page (see bottom) and let me know what you did! 😜
4. Nominate 3 friends to take up the DressForME challenge! 

If you do not wish to dress up, but would like to sponsor me! Please make a donation at my justgiving page and cheer me on. 
I’m raising money for Invest in ME Research. I hope you will join me and we have a little fun on the way! 🙂

Thank you so much for your time and generosity. This will make a huge difference to the lives of those living with ME, plus I will love you forever! 😍Please feel free to nominate your friends or anyone who would be up for a little fancy dress fun for charadee! Much appreciated!!  

Love Jen xxx”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dressforme

Nunn more amazing!

Our young volunteer, Makayla Nunn, recently won an Johnson award for her amazing work for IiMER which includes a brilliant presentation she gave on ME at school.


Her Mum says of her award “So tonight at the school awards my amazing daughter was awarded the Johnson Award for her work for Invest In M.E.

Makayla I couldn’t be more proud of you not only for living with this illness but your attitude. So proud of you and such a well deserved award 🏆🎉”

We couldn’t agree more!

Visit Makayla’s justgiving page

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.