Christmas Tidings

News and Ways to Support Invest in ME Research

Invest in ME Research launched their Christmas / New Year Funding Appeal on Day 1 of the charity’s 2019 Advent Calendar.

This year’s appeal aims to raise funds towards the UK clinical trial of FMT for ME (faecal microbiota transplantation as a potential treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) planned to begin in 2020 at Norwich Research Park, hub of the UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME.

The charity has kindly linked to our page for donations.

As Wonderful is a fee-free fundraising platform, and as Invest in ME Research is run entirely by volunteers, every penny of your donation helps to fund the clinical trial. You can add Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer, adding 25% value to your donation at no extra cost to you.

Look for the IiMER advent calendar during the run up to Christmas day – a different story every day. Look especially for the second day of December!

Other Ways to Support Invest in ME Research

✨Send Christmas or New Year eCards via and donate the cost of greeting cards to Invest in ME Research.

✨Nominate Invest in ME Research (charity number 1153730) to win £1,000 in Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving competition.

✨Enter easyfundraising’s Advent Calendar contest for free to be in with a chance to win daily prizes and £5,000 to spend at John Lewis & Partners on Christmas Day. You can also win donations – including a £5,000 donation on Christmas Day – for Invest in ME Research!
You don’t have to shop. To enter, just visit the easyfundraising Advent Calendar and click the day’s window. Go back every day for a chance to win each day’s prize. It’s as simple as that!

✨See all ways to raise funds for free for Invest in ME Research when shopping online, recycling etc.

✨There has been a good deal of interest in WE – a Community and ME – a new booklet recently produced by Invest in ME Research thanks to an Awards for All grant. A number of copies are now distributed to five other countries. If you would like a copy for yourself or as a gift to help others to understand issues with ME, email the charity at

✨As Invest in ME Research say in their December newsletter, if there are 250,000 people with ME in UK then that is a powerful lobby. The general election is another chance for patients and families to ask prospective candidates what actions they propose to address the serious issues affecting people with ME. Scroll the charity’s page for info
The Let’s Do It for ME page on the recent parliamentary debates on ME research and treatment is here.

“We would like to thank all of our supporters who made incredible efforts in fundraising over the past months.”
Read more from Invest in ME Research December 2019 Newsletter
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✨Season’s Greetings from Team Let’s Do It for ME✨
Thank you for supporting Invest in ME Research!