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. 

Back the Future of Biomedical Research for ME!

Dates have been announced for the 2018 international biomedical research conference events, organised and hosted by Invest in ME Research, and held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA.

This will be the 13th Invest in ME Conference (IIMEC13) and the 8th Biomedical Research into Colloquium (BRMEC8), with an international reputation as events that can drive forward progress in this disease, which will benefit patients and healthcare organsations and, ultimately, society.

The BRMEC* colloquiums are two-day events which bring together researchers and clinicians from countries around the world. The intent is to make progress in research into ME via collaboration, sharing, discussion and creation of new initiatives. As such the charity considers this a key event in the week’s proceedings. The IIMEC* conferences attract researchers, professionals working in healthcare (GPs, nurses, paediatricians etc.), students, media personnel, politicians and ME patient groups, patients and carers from around the world.

The conferences maintain a friendly atmosphere with the focus on research, treatments and progress.

Registration is now open for the conference with Early Bird ticket prices available until 3rd March 2018:

If you belong to a local ME support group, there’s an option to recommend a GP or other healthcare professional for a concessionary rate. The conference is CPD-accredited so this a good opportunity.

Invest in ME Research is run by volunteers and all work is carried out for free. The charity does not receive government funding or huge donations from big institutions to run the conference. Therefore, to enable them to provide the best events possible they welcome donations or sponsorship from companies, organisations, support groups and individuals to make the International ME Conferences and Colloquiums a success.

The undercover agents at Let’s Do It for ME can’t attend these important annual events in person as we are housebound by ME, so this year we had the idea of donating what it would cost us to the charity instead.

We thought other supporters might like to do the same, whether as one lump sum or as smaller donations throughout the year, so we have set up a JustGiving page as an easy option for like-minded supporters:

You could donate just the ticket price, or add in travel and accommodation costs, but every donation helps this small charity to make their international biomedical research conference events bigger and better year on year, enabling an increasing number of outstanding scientists from around the world to get involved in finding answers to this dreadful disease, so please feel free to donate any amount from £1 upwards if you wish to, or just help spread the word to help raise awareness and education about biomedical research into ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).

Here’s a JustTextGiving option for UK sponsors.

Text BRME75 (e.g. £10) to 70070

Text donations add to the totals here:

For other ways to sponsor the conference events see:

If you are an organisation or potential corporate sponsor then please see the charity’s conference site for info on sponsorship opportunities and contact details:

If you would like to see the full presentations from previous conferences (including June 2017) then you can order the conference DVDs:
Past editions of the Journal of IiMER and newsletters are also at the above link.

Whether like us, you can’t go in person, or would just like to be part of the future of biomedical research into this disease by sponsoring productive international cooperation, we thank you for your support!


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 if your interested in submitting your poetry or have any questions 

The deadline for submissions is 30th of April 

BT Donation Doubler

Raise over £100 before 20th February and BT could match your fundraising up to £1000!
BT donation-doubler

Invest in ME Research (IiMER) recently registered with BT MyDonate, a fundraising platform with no set up fees or commission or monthly charges. You can simply donate direct to the charity or set up your own fundraising page.

BT wants to help out five fundraisers by matching their funds for their chosen charity up to the value of £1,000.

To support our cause, all you have to do is set up a BT MyDonate fundraising page for Invest in ME Research and raise £100 by midnight on 20th February 2017 to be entered into the prize draw, or you could sponsor a fundraiser.

The £100 raised excludes gift aid, offline donations and donations made by the person who set up the fundraising page.

The Prize Draw is open to UK residents including employees of BT, their families or its agencies.

Want to help Invest in ME Research win a DD from BT?

Let’s do it for ME!

Read the full terms and conditions of the BT Donation Doubler here –

Invest in ME Research profile on BY MyDonate is here –
Thank you for your support!

New year, new opportunity- cards 4 Invest in ME


Alison Orr at Cards 4 invest in ME has a new offer available for those interested in joining her team in January 2017 as well as a range of 55 new products available for those interested in simply buying

For those not acquainted with Cards 4 IiME it is a online Phoenix company selling a beautiful range of cards and stationary. It was started in 2015 by Alison Orr, an ME sufferer herself, who says she started it by “A local trader was looking for others to join Phoenix trading and there was a very good offer on at the time – a free website, normally £25 at the time – it’s cheaper now. She also helped me raise the money I needed to join by getting orders from people in the ME community. It had to be done by a certain date and there was lots of support from the ME Facebook community and I raised enough money in time.

I had tried to raise money for Invest in ME in the past – selling craft items, shaving my head, organising a competition – and, when this Phoenix Trading offer came up, I thought I could sell the cards online and give the profit to Invest in ME. I’m not well enough to do card parties or stalls so it has to be online only.”

Around 30% of the proceeds from items sold goes towards IiMER. Alison Orr says she supports IiMER because “IiMER is the only campaigning ME charity I trust. Their goal is simple and clear and they don’t get involved in the endless politicking. I think the way they bring together the latest in research at their annual conferences is our greatest hope. Plus of course raising funding for translational research here in the UK



You can participate in supporting Cards 4 IiME in two ways – simply buying from the site (just look at all those gorgeous items on offer) or joining her team of online traders. A special offer for January 2017 includes; a Business Pack costing £200 and you will receive a free e-commerce website, 50 FREE full-sized cards and 3 FREE Gift Cards; a Starter Pack costing £75 and you will receive 22 FREE cards plus free e-commerce website; a Friends & Family Pack you will receive 11 FREE cards plus free e-commerce website costing £35.

If your looking for a job that you can do from home, working flexible hours at your own speed whilst earning good money this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Check out the website here for information on joining
Or email Alison Orr at