Charity Acclamation Award

UPDATE June 2019: You did it! You gave Invest in ME Research 82% of the votes for the shortlisted charities winning them a wonderful 1st prize of £3,000!

Congratulations and thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!


Deadline for nominations 24th June 2019!

In 2019, launched the Charity Acclamation Award, designed to recognise charities for the vital work they carry out. Members of the public can nominate their favourite charities using the online nomination form.

The Charity Acclamation Award aims to reward small, grassroots charities not only with appreciation, but with a cash prize towards their cause.

There are three prizes available:

1st prize: £3,000
2nd prize: £1,000
3rd prize: £500

Managing Director of and Chair of Judges, John Quail said: “For years, we’ve seen the fantastic work that grassroots charities do, and we want to give back. Nobody knows how great these charities are quite like those who have directly received support from them – and that’s why we need help choosing!”

To enter, complete the nomination form and share any personal experience you have of Invest in ME Research, whether that’s through direct support, or recognition of their contribution to your community, using as much detail as possible to help the charity’s chances of being selected.

  • Entrants must be aged 18 and over.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.

You will need to enter the charity’s name – Invest in ME Research – and their website address:

The panel of judges will then choose a shortlist and you’ll have a chance to vote for them to make sure they come out on top.

Things to consider in your nomination:

  • How did they change yours, your loved one’s or your community’s life?
  • How do you think the money would help them?
  • If you could say one thing to the charity, what would it be?

Entries close on the 29th April 2019.

Full info, nomination form, T&C here:

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!

Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good £1,000 Awards

UPDATE June 2019: You did it! Your nominations helped Invest in ME Research win a wonderful £1,000 Ecclesiastical Movement for Good Award:

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!


Please nominate Invest in ME Research – charity number 1153730 –
for a chance to win £1,000 award in Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good.

Ecclesiastical is giving £1,000 donations to 500 charities and £50,000 grants to 10 charities, £1m in total. First up are the £1000 awards.

Nominations are open from Tuesday 23 April to Friday 17 May. 

500 winners will be drawn at random from the pot of nominations.

Anyone can nominate a charity and it’s quick and easy to do.

You can only nominate a charity once and your nomination is identified by your unique email address.

The more nominations the greater the chance of winning.

“Charitable giving is at the heart of what we do – and has been for over 130 years. Today, we’re the only financial services group that exists to gives its profits to charity. We’re proud to be doing things differently. To be giving back to the communities we serve and championing the issues that really matter to them – working together to build a movement for good.” Ecclesiastical

Nominate here:

You will need the charity name Invest in ME Research
and the charity number 1153730

Thank you for your support!

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3. and promoting better education about ME.

Invest in ME Research is run by volunteers – patients or parents of children with ME – with no paid staff.

Overheads are kept to a minimum to enable all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and facilitating and funding biomedical research into, ME.

The charity believes that biomedical research into ME is crucial in order to make progress in treating this disease. We also believe that education of healthcare staff, the media, government departments, patient groups and patients is to be a priority.

The charity’s objectives are to initiate, maintain and augment a strategy of high-quality biomedical research into ME, to provide education about ME, and to raise awareness of the effects of the disease on patients and families.

We are a small charity but with supporters who have big hearts – and a determination to get the best possible research to be carried out to find the cause of myalgic encephalomyelitis and develop treatments. Read more…

Easy way to win £500 for Invest in ME!

Free to enter – no purchase necessary

easyfundraising is giving away a £500 donation to one lucky cause in their Getaway Giveaway competition sponsored by

It’s quick, easy and free to enter – no purchase necessary.

For your chance to win £500 for Invest in ME simply go to the competition page and click on any travel operator before midnight 24th February 2019.

Plus, get triple entries when you click through to!

You can log in to enter via Facebook or your email address.

If not already registered with easyfundraising it’s easy to join.

You will get an email confirming your entry with a message to forward or share on social media to increase the chances of winning.

Please note that the charity name on easyfundraising is Invest in ME
(not Invest in ME Research).

Supporters have raised £7,521.34 for the charity simply by shopping online via easyfundraising.

Thank you for your support!

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!


Vote for IiMER to Win £5000!

Very quick and easy to vote here:


Invest in ME Research has been selected by Health Games as one of four health charity finalists for the chance to win an amazing £5,000!

Simply click here and vote on the poll.

1 vote per person on the finalist poll.

The poll will be open for voting from now until 21st January.

Public winner reveal on the 28th January.

Let’s get voting!

More information on Health Games Facebook page here.

Thanks to all who nominated and to Health Games for this opportunity.

Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!