The original idea by Ruth Gilchrist for One Day – One Pound and event by Louise Cairns was for as many people as possible to donate just £1 on May 12th International ME Awareness Day to the charity Invest in ME Research to show support and help raise vital funds for 1st class biomedical research for tests and treatments for ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We extended this to include a reminder of our ongoing fundraising for this vital cause on the 1st of each month.
Donations at any time are welcome. Every £1 makes a big difference to the vital work of this small charity – Invest in ME Research.
Donation options include JustGiving, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cheque, or JustTextGiving. They are also registered with Big Give, and BT mydonate.
Gift Aid is an extra 25% of your donation from the government if you are a UK tax-payer, so please tick the Gift Aid box when you donate if this applies to you.
UK Text APFR99
£1-£5 or £10
(you can add your name and Gift Aid if eligible by text)
or donate from any country, any amount from £2 here:
Bank: Lloyds TSB Heartsease
Sorting code: 77-66-53
Account number: 22439568
Bank Transfer from outside the UK
IBAN: GB63 LOYD 77665322439568
Send cheques payable to ‘Invest in ME Research’ to:
Invest in ME Research
PO Box 561,
(add Gift Aid to your donation with Invest in ME Research Gift Aid form)
Please help spread the word….
Let’s Do it for ME is a patient-driven campaign launched in 2011 in support of the proposal by UK charity Invest in ME Research to establish a centre of excellence for translational research and patient care based around Norwich Research Park in East Anglia; the first of its kind in UK/Europe and in collaboration with other leading UK and international biomedical researchers.
We help to raise funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding in their development of the centre of excellence. Our crowdfunding for specific ME research is the first of its kind in UK and has inspired similar projects in Europe and USA. We have now helped to raise over £700,000 for the IiME Research strategy to develop and are aiming for £1,000,000.
The current focus of the research is on the role of the immune system, including infection and autoimmunity. Two major research projects are on the role of the gut microbiome and research on B-cells leading to a UK clinical treatment trial of rituximab. There is also a scheme for medical students.
Invest in ME Research is run entirely by volunteers who either have ME or are parents and carers of ME patients. They are driving the agenda of scientific research into diagnostic tests and treatments for myalgic encephalomyelitis in UK in collaboration with international researchers of world renown.
Thank you for your support.
Let’s Do It for ME!
in support of Invest in ME Research
Invest in ME Research Centre of Excellence for ME
Invest in ME International Conference & Biomedical Researchers Colloquium
IIME B-cell / Rituximab Research