PayPal Double Donations on Giving Tuesday

 

Invest in ME Research is a charity enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund. This #GivingTuesday (27th November) PayPal are doubling donations received through the PayPal fundraising page and app, up to a maximum of £50,000 total matching donations on the day. A Paypal account is not required to use this #GivingTuesday option. Donations can be entered using debit/credit cards. The match only applies to donations received through the PayPal fundraising page or the PayPal App. It doesn’t apply to donations made using PayPal on websites or platforms. The offer is limited up to £5,000 per benefitting charity and up to £1,000 from a single donor. The donations match will start at 00:01 GMT on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and will be in effect until they reach their match limit of £50,000 or at the end of Giving Tuesday, 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 27 November 2018. Paypal will simply collect and double the donations that are received to benefit Invest in ME Research. The charity is on PayPal at: paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/15464

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

 

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

Grab a Bargain on Handcrafted Jewellery from ME2UDezignz

💙 Proceeds as usual to Invest in ME Research 💙


Lovely Lynne Allan wrote: I have reduced everything, please feel free to take a peek & a share would be much appreciated: etsy.com/uk/shop/ME2UDezignz

Lynne has donated an amazing £1590 to Invest in ME Research via her current fundraising page on JustGiving, “I am making & selling Jewellery to raise Funds & Awareness into ME in aid of Invest in ME – an independent non-profit UK charity organising, funding and campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3. They have links nationwide and also internationally. I will use this page to pay directly into Invest in ME for Jewellery sold & dontions will go directly too them as well.”

Whether for Christmas presents or to help create a better future for people with ME, please have a browse and share widely: etsy.com/uk/shop/ME2UDezignz

Thank you Lynne and everyone supporting Invest in ME Research!

Caroline John’s Christmas Appeal Donation

Another bauble added to the Invest in ME Research Christmas Tree courtesy of a generous £1000 donation by Caroline John from Scotland.

Caroline is a bespoke jewellery designer who has had ME for over three decades. Her story led the charity to write on the topic of people long-term ill ME.

Caroline’s story and the charity’s article are at this link.

Thank you Caroline and everyone supporting Invest in ME Research!

p.s. If you’re bagging a Black Friday deal online and want to help the charity at the same time, please remember the Ways to Raise Funds for Free for Invest in ME Research.

Will’s Birthday Fundraiser for Invest in ME Research

(Alex Woodvine pictured before and after Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

Fundraiser for Invest in ME Research by Will Woodvine

As many of you know, ME has destroyed my youngest Son’s life and had a devastating impact on my family.

Alex is bed-bound for the vast majority of the day and is housebound the remainder of the time. He has lost the majority of his friends and feels isolated from the world. He faces a bleak and uncertain future.

My wife gave up a job she loved to care for Alex full time and this has had its own impact on her, with no time for Kathryn to live the life she should have.

Matthew, my eldest son, has also had to deal with the effect that ME has had on our family. This has not been easy for him at all, and is something that no teenager should have to deal with.

You can probably imagine the impact this has had on the family that I love, and how it makes me feel.

A father (and husband) is supposed to protect his family.

ME affects more people in the UK than Multiple Sclerosis but it is little heard of, misunderstood by the medical profession in general and there is no funded research into this chronic condition.

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to INVEST in ME RESEARCH. I’ve chosen this non-profit for very obvious reasons, and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about INVEST in ME RESEARCH below.

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity facilitating/funding a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and promoting better education about ME. The charity is run by volunteers – patients or parents of children with ME. No paid staff & all work is performed for free.
We are a small charity but with a growing number of supporters with big hearts and determination to get the best possible research carried out to find the cause of ME and develop treatments. investinme.org

Click here for Will’s Facebook Fundraiser for Invest in ME Research

Best Birthday Wishes to Will and thank you for your support.