Double Matching Donation Offer

Facebook Fundraiser hosted by Paul Kayes and Geoff Allen

We have a very generous anonymous double matching offer up to £1000 in support of Invest in ME Research. Don’t forget to add gift aid if you are a U.K. tax payer. Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity.

Donate Here

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.

Big thanks to the generous matching donor and to you all for your support!

Hay’s Book Giveaway for Donations over £10!

Author Hayley Green (Hay Baker) will send you any one of her paperback books of your choice as a thank you for any donations over £10 to her Facebook Fundraiser. You can see all of her books here on Amazon.

If you decide to buy any items on Amazon, please remember to use this referral link or sign up to Amazon Smile to generate an extra donation to Invest in ME Research at no extra cost to yourself.

Browse our bookshelf of other books kindly sold
with part or full royalties to Invest in ME Research.

Hayley is a long term ME sufferer, which is the topic of Day 4 of Invest in ME Research Advent Calendar and includes video of a presentation at the charity’s 6th conference by Dr. David Bell on his 25 year follow up of patients who initially fell ill during an outbreak in 1985.

It’s Day 4 of the free to enter easyfundraising contest to win prizes for you and donations for Invest in ME and still time to nominate the charity to a win £1,000 prize from Ecclesiastical specialist insurers.

✨Seasonal Shopping and Fundraising for Invest in ME Research✨

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

31 Days in May

New book of poems for May ME Awareness Month

by The French Femme

Rosalynde Lemarchand is pleased to announce the publication of her new book ’31 days in May’ under her nom de plume The French Femme.

Ros’s new book of 31 short poems about the reality of living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) has been especially written for May ME Awareness Month.

Each day in May Ros will be sharing a poem from the book, so keep an eye on her blog or Facebook page or @frenchros on Twitter.

All proceeds from the book will be donated to Invest in ME Research and the charity’s Chairman, Kathleen McCall, has written the foreword. Ros has set up a JustGiving page Rosalynde’s 31 days in May for donations to the charity.

Ros writes,

Please feel free to share my blog and any of my poems.

I don’t write and publish my poetry to make a living but rather to increase awareness and understanding and to help others who suffer like myself.

It takes a great deal of time and effort and there is always payback on my health. 

I hope my collection of poems convey a strong and simple message. I want better understanding and support. I want the suffering to end.

Please support me and Invest in ME Research.

Thank you.

À bientôt
from the French Femme
xxx

The book is available in both paperback and kindle versions on Amazon in many countries throughout the world. Links to some of these are in Ros’s blog: roslemarchand.blogspot.com/2019/04/31-days-in-may.html

If buying anything from Amazon UK you can generate an extra donation to Invest in ME Research by using this referral link or via Amazon Smile.

Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

IiMER Wins £5000!

You did it for ME! A whopping £5,000 donation was presented by Laurence on behalf of Health Games to Invest in ME Research Chairman Kathleen McCall today thanks to you nominating and voting for the charity.
 

 
Kathleen said, “This is all about our wonderful supporters. Health Games mentioned how overwhelmed they all were with the support shown by IiMER supporters and the lovely comments. Very many thanks to you all.”

Health Games announced the winner on Facebook.
 

 
We’ve added this generous £5,000 to the offline donations on our Let’s C Research JustGiving page where we’re keeping a running total of funds raised towards our current crowdfunding target for the IiMER Centre of Excellence programme of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Huge thanks to Health Games and all who nominated and voted for Invest in ME Research. Thank you so much for your support!
 
Thanks also Kieran James and Eastleigh News!


 

Let’s C Research!

 

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!