Welcome to Pets Walkies for ME 2019!


All pets are welcome to join Team Walkies for ME, an adorable offshoot of the annual May ME Awareness and Fundraiser Walk for ME.

Walkies for ME is arranged by Ian McPhee. The team comprises a group of wonderful pets whose humans have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

These lovely dogs, cats, horses and others will be doing a walk on their human’s behalf or resting with them, providing comfort and love.

They have their own JustGiving page justgiving.com/fundraising/walkies-for-me-2019 and are raising funds for Invest in ME Research charity.

You can, of course, create your own fundraising page for the team, like Cheyenne Hope’s for dynamic duo Lizzie and Kenzo planning to do 31 walks in 31 days for Invest in ME Research!

Walkies for ME also has a Facebook page facebook.com/WalkiesforME/ where folks can share photos of their pets and where you can let the team know if your pet would like to join in. All Pets Are Welcome!

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS). The charity is run by volunteers – patients or parents of children with ME – with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum and all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for, biomedical research into, ME. Our efforts are focused on setting up a UK Centre of Excellence for ME which will provide proper examinations, diagnosis and in time treatment(s)/cure(s).

Swim a Mile in May for ME

A challenge for swimmers in aid of Invest in ME Research!

 
https://twitter.com/Walk_4_ME/status/1101941747452702721
 
Swim a mile in May for ME is a new fundraiser for Invest in ME Research.

Anyone is welcome to take part and the idea is that a team, or an individual, swim a mile in May ME Awareness Month to raise funds for the charity Invest in ME Research for biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

It can be a relay, an individual swim or a number of swims throughout May to reach your total.

The target is a mile but individuals and teams can choose to do more or less or whatever is appropriate for them.

Absolutely everyone is welcome to join the team regardless of distance aimed for and there are no set fundraising targets just whatever feels appropriate.

Please do join in if you can!

There’s a team page on JustGiving but if you’re using another fundraising platform just let us know if you want to be included in the team total raised. We’d love to hear about any swims people are planning and will help if we can.

Supporters can also email the charity directly at info@investinme.org for fundraising aids such as T-shirts, wristbands, info materials, collection boxes and if you are also collecting money offline, you can download sponsorship forms.

To create your own fundraising page and join the Swim a mile in May for ME team on JustGiving:

1. Go to justgiving.com/investinm-e
2. Click the box ‘fundraise for us’
3. Either log in to your account or sign up if you’re new to JustGiving
4. Click on ‘personal challenge’ under ‘What are you doing?’
5. Follow the steps and choose your JustGiving web address
6. Click on ‘create your page’ and personalise it however you like
8. Then go to justgiving.com/teams/swimforme and scroll down and click on ‘Join the team’
9. Select your fundraising page to add it to the team
10. You can then send your own JustGiving address to friends to raise sponsorship. Any target you set on your own page will automatically add to the team target.

Signed up at the time of writing are Amanda Buckley, Cath Clapton,
and young Izzy and Chloe and Ruby for “Our lovely dad Luke Remnant has had ME for ten years and we desperately want him to get well so he can live a normal life again and do all the things with us that he wants to so much.”

There’s also a public Facebook group you can join here run by Luke Remnant, Ian McPhee, Sarah-Louise Fittall Jordan, Geoff Allen, and Paul Kayes.

Please share widely if you’d like to support.

Let’s pool resources and Swim a mile in May for ME!
 


 

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS). The charity is run by volunteers – patients or parents of children with ME – with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum and all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME. Their efforts are focused on setting up a UK Centre of Excellence for ME which will provide proper examinations, diagnosis and in time treatment(s)/cure(s).
 

Welcome to Wonderful!


 

Invest in ME Research is now officially a Wonderful Charity

Wonderful.org is a fab fundraising platform which is completely free to use. Supporters can create online fundraising pages or simply donate.

 

 

Most fundraising platforms charge for providing the service, whereas Wonderful.org is a non-profit funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses making it possible for them to pass EVERY PENNY raised from your fundraising efforts and generous donations to the charity, including Gift Aid.

Invest in ME Research itself is run by volunteers and has no paid staff. It’s a small charity supported by people with big hearts. Overheads are kept to a minimum to enable all funds raised to go to promoting education of ME, and facilitating and funding biomedical research, which the charity believes is crucial in order to make progress in treating this disease. Education of healthcare staff, the media, government departments, patient groups and patients is also a priority.

First to sign up as Wonderful Fundraisers for IiMER are Georgina and Phoebe!

 

Huge thanks Georgina and Phoebe and all your wonderful sponsors helping Invest in ME Research to change the landscape of medical research and treatment for sufferers of all ages with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Please share Georgina and Phoebe’s fundraising page and help spread word of this excellent new option to fundraise online and donate to a wonderful charity.

Georgina and Phoebe’s Endurance Kayaking

Invest in ME Research on Wonderful.org

 

 

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

Play for IiMER


 

Play for Invest in ME Research Launches With Love

 

Music was the food of love for ME at The Spinning Top in Stockport on Sunday 17th Feb. The Valentines Music Fundraiser launched ‘Play for Invest in ME Research’ created by Karen Morris to raise money for the charity’s Biomedical Research Fund while also raising awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

The idea of Play for IiMER is to organise gigs around the country in aid of the charity. Karen hopes to organise more gigs herself if health allows (Karen has ME) and hopes that others in UK will help her to make Play for Invest in ME Research go nationwide by organising and filming similar gigs in aid of the charity.

Click here for a super selection of photos of the Valentines Music Fundraiser, where you may notice Let’s Do It for ME Bear taking centre stage!

Karen added the money to the total raised on her JustGiving page –
I Support ME Research
and there’s an option to donate by texting ISMR99 £10 (or £1-£5) to 70070.

The performances were recorded and are uploaded with each artist’s name to the Play 4 IIMER playlist on Karen Morris YouTube channel.

Many thanks to Karen and everyone who donated, watched, performed.

If you (or anyone you know) would like to join in with this event, please contact Karen Morris. You can also contact Invest in ME Research charity for help with awareness and fundraising aids, banners, wristbands, collection boxes etc.

Play for Invest in ME Research: facebook.com/play4iimer

Donate: justgiving.com/isupportmeresearch

or text ISMR99 £10 (or £1-£5) to 70070

YouTube: youtube.com/playlist
 

 

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

Easy way to win £500 for Invest in ME!

Free to enter – no purchase necessary

 
easyfundraising is giving away a £500 donation to one lucky cause in their Getaway Giveaway competition sponsored by Hotels.com.

It’s quick, easy and free to enter – no purchase necessary.

For your chance to win £500 for Invest in ME simply go to the competition page and click on any travel operator before midnight 24th February 2019.

Plus, get triple entries when you click through to Hotels.com!

You can log in to enter via Facebook or your email address.

If not already registered with easyfundraising it’s easy to join.

You will get an email confirming your entry with a message to forward or share on social media to increase the chances of winning.

Please note that the charity name on easyfundraising is Invest in ME
(not Invest in ME Research).

Supporters have raised £7,521.34 for the charity simply by shopping online via easyfundraising.
 

Thank you for your support!