Crowdfunding Update!

£700,00k

ME Awareness Month May 2017 marks the next milestone on our journey towards raising money for the specific biomedical studies of the Invest in ME Research Centre of Excellence for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Huge thanks to each and every person (and pet) whose donations, sponsorship, and fundraising efforts for Invest in ME Research enabled the charity’s biomedical research programme to begin in 2013 and to proceed without delays.

We desperately need diagnostic tests and medical treatment options for this disease to be available in the UK, and we patients and families can see that the Invest in ME Research Centre of Excellence is on the fast-track to making this happen, but they cannot do it without your help.

Please keep the momentum going!

This is just a quick funding update so we plan to write more soon.

Invest in ME Research on Gut Microbiota in ME:
http://www.investinme.org/ce-news-1705-03.shtml

Invest in ME Research on B-cells/Rituximab Trial for ME:
http://www.investinme.org/ce-news-1705-02.shtml

Well done and thank you for your support!

Razor is rocking out this ME awareness month

Lewis’s school band, Razor, is holding an hour long gig to raise funds for IiMER, Lewis, aged 13, will be playing the drums in support of his older sister Maddie who has ME

His mother says of ME;

“Many children lose their identity, self worth , friends, ability to cope with every day life because of the terrible way that this illness preys apon them. The unrelenting pain, the sickness , the fatigue , the head aches. Unable to walk or go outside in the sunshine. Do what we take for granted every day. 

So please even a pound would help boost funds to help Maddie have a better life and maybe if enough funds are raised a cure could be found. ”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alyson-Sharpe1 to donate 

Walk for ME at Chorlton Water Park

Salford and Trafford ME Group welcome others to join their Walk for ME 2017
Tony Fryer

Tony Fyer and Julie Byron of the Salford and Trafford ME Group (SATMEG) are walking around Chorlton Water Park for May ME awareness and raising funds for Invest in ME Research.

They would love other people to join them on their walk, so please do get in touch if you live in, or know someone who lives in, the Manchester area and would like to be involved. Julie wrote:

Both myself and my son Joe suffer with ME which has robbed us of my job and Joe’s school life. There is no effective treatment for ME and a complete lack of understanding of the condition.

We are hoping that research will lead to greater understanding, treatments and ultimately a cure so we and the 250,000 others struggling to live with ME can claim their lives back.

David, I and the dogs are walking around Chorlton Water Park, this is a relatively short walk but my ME means I’ll need to rest along the way – for many this is an easy walk but for me it will be a challenge.

We’re hoping to be joined by others in the Manchester area to raise awareness as well as much needed funds.

Julie’s JustGiving page is here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Julie-Byron

Tony’s JustGiving page is here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tony-Fryer

Julie Byron

Please share widely. Thank you for your support!

About Walk for ME

Great South run for IiMER 

A Team of 100 runners (hopefully more) will take part in the Great South Run as a member of Team100, each raising £100 for ‘Invest in ME Research. The event is being organised by William Martin. The run takes place in the beautiful setting of Portsmouth Uk. The Great South Run has become one of Europe’s most popular mass participation races over 10 miles, with a record 21,000 entries for the 2009 race. It’s held on 22 Oct 2017.

mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/investinmeresearch

Contact info@investinme.org  for more info.

Ian Monnery (pictured) is taking part  in support of his wife Nikki who has had M.E since 2003. His fundraising page is here 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ian-Monnery1

M.E needs your poetry


“With May 12th (International M.E Awareness day) approaching us Hay Green has decided as normal she will be releasing a book to raise funds for Invest In ME Research. Unfortunately she’s too poorly to write and publish her own content at this stage so she needs need your help! 

“I’m going to publish a book full of poetry from M.E sufferers, including myself, and need your poetry! Any you have already is great, and / or if you would like to write more for the book then that’s fine too – you can have as many entries in the book as you wish. 
I will have all of my 5 paperback books up for grabs to 5 lucky entrants as a thank you for submitting your content. After May 12th, winners will be chosen at random. 
Please email me your entries, and share widely! 100% of all proceeds from the book will be donated to Invest In ME Research.

Love Hay x”
You can enter as many poems as you wish

Email Hay Green at hayley101tips@yahoo.co.uk if your interested in submitting your poetry or have any questions 

The deadline for submissions is 30th of April