Calling all fans of Princess Leia 


Jen Govey

“Hi there dear friends.

I am going to dedicate my next DressForME challenge to the memory of Carrie Fisher. I will be spending her birthday, the 21st of October, dressed as Princess Leia.  

If you are a #StarWars fan, please do join me in this DressForME Tribute Challenge for less than the cost of a Glass of Twi’lek at the Cantina on Tatooine and help me raise much needed funds for ME Research.

The #DressForME Challenge:
1. Dress up extraordinary, do something ordinary!
2. Take a photo/film it and upload to social media: Facebook, Twitter, instagram, youtube using the Hashtag #DressForME
3. Donate to my JustGiving page (see bottom) and let me know what you did! 😜
4. Nominate 3 friends to take up the DressForME challenge! 

If you do not wish to dress up, but would like to sponsor me! Please make a donation at my justgiving page and cheer me on. 
I’m raising money for Invest in ME Research. I hope you will join me and we have a little fun on the way! 🙂

Thank you so much for your time and generosity. This will make a huge difference to the lives of those living with ME, plus I will love you forever! 😍Please feel free to nominate your friends or anyone who would be up for a little fancy dress fun for charadee! Much appreciated!!  

Love Jen xxx”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dressforme

Georgina and Will’s 25 mile walk

Visit Georgina and Will’s justgiving page


By Georgina and Will (aged 11 and 12)

“We want to raise money for IiME because we have relatives who’s lives have been effected by M.E. Some have been wheelchair bound which have not only affected their lives, but family members lives too. Biomedical research is desperately needed to inform accurate testing and treatment. Cancer research gets around £1,200 every week, comparing to invest in M.E that’s what they get per year. 

We would be so grateful if you donated to our fundraising event. 

P.S. We may need some new feet after this!

Georgina & Will

( age 11 & 12)”

That’s why they’re doing a 25 mile walk! Big thanks from IiME!

Team 100 are running the Great south run for IiMER 

Will Martin is organising for a team of 100 runners, dubbed team 100, to run one of the biggest 10 mile marathons in the U.K. on October 22nd. The Great South run is based in Southsea, Portsmouth every year and is expected to attract more than 20,000 participants this coming October 


Will Martin has already run the marathon three times before. He was inspired to create team 100 after watching the sufferings of his friend and ME sufferer Ali Head (see video).

Will says of the run “Going on past experiences of taking part, I know how great the crowds are with people calling your name. It is fantastic to be running through Southsea and the city and I cannot wait.”

The idea of team 100 is for 100 runners to participate in the run, each raising £100 each and hopefully plenty of awareness!

For more information or to get involved visit;

Portsmouth news

Facebook

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A few suggestions and events for Give it UPtober 

A few suggestions and events to inspire us for Give it UPtober;

Julia Blake is giving up Acohol www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julia-blake3

Julia smith and Nick Amor are giving up magnums www.justgiving.com/fundraising/givinupmagnums

It could be everything and anything including;

  • Acohol
  • Your favourite sweet, biscuit, cake, ice cream or other favourite snack
  • Chocolate 
  • Social media 
  • Public transport pass
  • Television 
  • Caffeine 
  • Radio

For the last six years, until recently, I’ve been unable to sit up or get out of bed, eat and drink, see friends and family, tolerate any light or sound which means no computer or television. Just consider how much people with ME miss out on and then see if there’s one tiny thing you could give up, just for a month, to hopefully eventually lead to sufferers being able to gain more!

My brother is even talking about giving up beer!

Visit Give it UPtober on Facebook 

GIVE IT UPtober 2017

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A simple idea to give up a small luxury during the month of October and donate the saving to Invest in ME Research – a charity run entirely by dedicated volunteers working so hard on behalf of people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and driving progress with a biomedical research strategy to find cause & cure.

We appreciate how few luxuries are left for people with ME, however we are determined and eager to find a cure, and we invite our willing wellie friends and families to join us in giving up a little something in October for ME.

This event has raised nearly £6000 including Gift Aid in the three years it has run, so huge thanks to everyone involved.

Donate on JustGiving at GIVE IT UPtober (worldwide)

Text (UK only) GIUT88 (£1-£5 or £10) to 70070 e.g. GIUT88 £5

Join our group page on Facebook – Give It Uptober

Follow on Twitter #UPtober

Thank you for your support!