The £1 Challenge for Invest in ME Research

We’ve set a new text donations fundraising challenge ending 31st March 2019.

This is the date that all JustTextGiving codes will be deactivated as JustGiving is ending its partnership with Vodafone.

The challenge is for as many people as possible to donate just £1 to Invest in ME Research adding up to a lot of money for the charity’s Biomedical Research Fund to establish medical tests and treatments for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

We’re using the JustTextGiving code APFR99 for this challenge.

This text code is linked to our One Day – One Pound JustGiving page.

The text option is UK only but anyone may donate via the JustGiving website from a minimum of £2 (to £100,000!): justgiving.com/fundraising/onedayonepound

The total raised on the JustGiving page is currently over £7,000 (including text donations) so we’ve set an ambitious target of £10,000 to be reached by the time JustGiving deactivates the text codes on 31st March.

Let’s see if we can do it for ME!

Please share widely as every £1 brings us closer to a cure.

If you’re on Facebook we’ve created event pages for 1st February and 1st March but donations are welcome on any day until the end of March for this fundraiser.

 

Best Wishes for 2019 everyone and thank you for your support!

Merry Christmas!

With best wishes and many thanks to everyone supporting our fundraising for the
Invest in ME Research Christmas / New Year Funding Appeal.

As the charity explains on Day 24 of their Advent Calendar for ME the main objective of the appeal is to raise funds for another PhD studentship and further the development of A Centre of Excellence for ME.

Merry Christmas everybody and thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

Work for Good: Matching Donations until Christmas!

Offer for businesses donating for the first time through Work for Good.
 

 

Invest in ME Research is a charity member of Work for Good, a social enterprise created to make it easy for businesses to incorporate philanthropy into their day to day work and to donate to charities through this platform.

A very generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) has pledged to double donations via Work for Good from now until Christmas.

The match donor will double a maximum of £1,000 per business, first come first served, whilst funds remain for any business making donations through the Work for Good platform for the first time.

“This gives you and your business a great opportunity to make your first donation(s) to the causes you care about through Work for Good. By doing so, your money will go further since we’ll match what you give. How’s that for an early Christmas present?!” More here.

Work for Good is the brainchild of Rupert Pick, who was inspired to give back to the amazing hospital staff who care for his daughter Ottie. Ottie was born 10 weeks premature, weighing less than 3lbs and with two rare genetic conditions that affect both her bones and her heart. When Rupert decided to donate the fees from his next workshop to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, it made him wonder about all the wonderful things that could happen if only more businesses chose to give through their work. Read more here, how it works for businesses here, FAQs here and find the Invest in ME Research page here.

Best Christmas Wishes to Ottie, Rupert and all involved at Work for Good.

Please spread word of this opportunity and the kind matching donations offer to any businesses you may know. Let’s #DoGoodatChristmas!

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 
P.S. Don’t forget the PayPal Matching Donations on Giving Tuesday starts just after midnight tonight so be quick to hit the donate button before the max £50,000 for all charities is reached.

Barnaby’s Birthday Fundraiser for Invest in ME Research

That excellent Eaton-Jones fellow is celebrating his birthday by fundraising for Invest in ME Research. Barnaby wrote,

“On Saturday, I turn 45. Every year is a struggle for most people with health issues but this is a charity about the most underfunded and maligned of diseases that affects so many people that it *should* be up there with the more ‘known’ ones. I’ve suffered with it for over 25 years and I have fought for better awareness and understanding. Of all the many M.E. charities, this one – for me – seems to be doing the most to get to the root of this disease and work out a way to somehow give all level of sufferers hope for the future. If you can spare the minimum donation of £4, I’d be most grateful. But, I also understand if you can’t in these times of austerity and uncertainty. Thanks for reading and, if you’re able to, thank you for supporting.”

Barnaby’s Facebook Fundraiser is open for two weeks and if it doesn’t give you the option to donate in your currency you can follow his friends’ kind lead and donate via our current JustGiving page Let’s C Research!

There’s also some exciting news. It has been Barnaby’s lifelong dream to have something broadcast on BBC Radio and it will happen! ‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again…. Again!’ airs on BBC Radio 4 Extra from 21st December. See the tweet below for dates and times for the four weekly episodes and read all about it here.

 


 

Best Birthday Wishes Barnaby Eaton-Jones and congratulations on your news!

Thanks everyone supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

Barnaby’s Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook

Let’s C Research on JustGiving

Invest in ME Research Christmas/New Year Fund Appeal

Help Us Fund the Future for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis…
 

 

Invest in ME Research has launched a funding appeal for Christmas and New Year. The Press Release is here. Please feel free to share the link far and wide.

Over this Christmas and New Year period IiMER is hoping to raise funds toward another PhD studentship and to allow more medical students to participate in research as part of building a Centre of Excellence for ME.

The charity has kindly linked to our latest JustGiving page Let’s C Research for this appeal and we will add other donations to keep a running total on the page.

You can also keep posted on the funding appeal here, where a generous £1000 donation by Bombardier Shorts of Belfast in support of Ben Scott’s fundraising for IiMER appears as the first bauble on the Christmas tree.

There is a news page and Advent Calendar.

Our Christmas 2018 page shows some ideas to help raise awareness and funds for Invest in ME Research this festive season. Please contact us if you’d like us to share your event or fundraising for the charity on our blog or social media.

This can be a very tough time of year for people with disabling chronic illness and their loved ones, so let’s make this Christmas count for ME.

Thank you for supporting the Invest in ME Research Funding Appeal!

 

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