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!

 

Donate Here

 

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Awareness and Fundraising
IiMER Funding Appeal
 

GIVE IT UPtober 2018

Let’s give it up for our simple October fundraiser for Invest in ME Research…


We warmly welcome you to invite friends and family to join us in giving up a treat or small luxury during the month of October and donating the money saved to Invest in ME Research – the small charity with a BIG CAUSE!

As supporters will know, Invest in ME Research is dedicated to finding cause/s and cure/s for this disease. The charity is run entirely by hard working volunteers so every penny donated is spent on their biomedical research strategy.

An estimated 250,000 people in UK have ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). 10% of them are children diagnosed from as young as two years of age. 25% are severely ill, some unable to move, speak or swallow. Some sadly lose their lives.

Please join us in helping Invest in ME Research to change that.

The fourth year of our GIVE IT UPtober fundraising page on JustGiving starts with a current total of £4676.11 plus £396.88 gift aid thanks to your efforts and some generous matching sponsors! justgiving.com/fundraising/giutober

The code for text donations is GIUT88 followed by £1 to £5 or £10 to 70070.

You can, of course, use other ways to donate if you prefer.

If on Facebook, you can invite friends to our GIVE IT UPtober event page or you can join the event page hosted by Paul Kayes for each week of October 2018 via our Facebook group in support of the Invest in ME Research Centre of Excellence.

Twitter hashtags #GiveItUptober #Uptober #LetsCresearch

Let’s give it up for the amazing charity that gives so much for others.

Thank you so much for your support!

800k…and Counting to a Million!


WAYS TO DONATE TO INVEST IN ME RESEARCH

We’re off on the next leg of our fundraising journey to raising a million pounds for Invest in ME Research Funds for their Centre of Excellence biomedical research programme aiming to establish diagnostic tests and medical treatments for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

We’ve created a new JustGiving fundraising page.

You can also raise donations to Invest in ME Research at no extra cost to you when shopping online, or by buying from sellers donating some or all of their profits to the charity, and simply sharing links on social media helps to raise awareness of the charity’s work on establishing a Centre of Excellence for ME.

Thank you so much for your support!

* June 2018 Status Update on Invest in ME Research Centre of Excellence for ME

* Write to your MP

* Our summary of parliamentary debate on ME treatment and research