We Can Do It for ME!
We said last month that 2015 marks the 10th year of Invest in ME charity and the 10th of their world-renowned international biomedical research conferences. Well, February was a landmark month for the Let’s Do It for ME campaign. We raced past the milestone of £500,000 – yes, HALF A MILLION POUNDS!
This has allowed Invest in ME to initiate possibly the two most important research projects for ME in the UK: a gut microbiota study in the Norwich Research Park with IFR/UEA and a project leading to a clinical trial of the rituximab drug in cooperation with UCL.
March 2015 begins with a total of £502,000 donated or raised or pledged for Invest in ME Biomedical Research Funds since we launched our campaign to help the charity fulfil its plans to establish a centre of excellence for ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).
This means we begin March at £502,000 on the way to the next target of a magic million! How fantastic would it be to reach £1m in May 2016? A wonderful way to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Invest in ME Charity. Can we do it? With you and the help your equally amazing friends and families .. YES WE CAN!
Kindly summed up in last Friday’s edition of this unmissable weekly column:
“The reason I’m so proud of one of the charities I support Invest In ME is because it’s run entirely by a few volunteers who themselves either suffer with the illness or are parents of children with ME. There are no salaries; every penny that’s raised goes where it should go and alongside the Lets Do It for ME team who are also voluntary, what they have achieved is nothing short of phenomenal.
The Let’s Do It for ME website is being revamped and we’ll post more March updates soon. Meanwhile, you can also find us on Facebook or
follow us on Twitter @Letsdoit4ME. Do let us know if you have plans or events you’d like us to highlight or any ways you’d like to help. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Ways to simply donate are at the end of this blog.
A BIG Thank You for Your Support!
Ways To Donate
(add Gift Aid if UK Tax-Payer)
Use the Donate button above
Bank: Lloyds TSB Eastleigh
Sorting code: 30-92-94
Account number: 02252685
Bank Transfer from outside the UK
IBAN: GB63 Loyd 3092 9402 2526 85
Payable to ‘Invest in ME’ to:
Invest in ME
PO Box 561,
UK tax-payers can add Gift Aid to donations – Invest in ME Gift Aid form
(worldwide – minimum £2 donations)
Text: BMER99 – £1-£5 or £10 – to 70070
You can choose to add your name and Gift Aid by text if eligible
Text donations add to the totals on the Just Giving link above.
Other Ways to Help or Donate to Invest in ME
March 9th update – IIME has kindly added the above as a newsletter on their website – http://www.investinme.org/IIME-Newslet-1503-01.htm
UPDATE Now Over £600k on Our Way to a Million!