UPDATE: We’re off! Be quick to have your donations to Invest in ME matched by the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Ends 5pm Monday 14th December.
Your donations will be doubled by the ‘matching pot’ – a combination of Big Give Champion funds and pledges made by supporters in October. Donations (minimum £5 per donor) may be made from any country but must be made online using one of these debit/credit cards: Mastercard / Visa / Maestro / Switch / Solo / Delta / American Express.
UK tax-payers may also add Gift Aid to their donations.
Match funding is available on a first-come first served basis until 5pm on 14th December unless the matching amount is reached before then.
The Invest in ME Project to be funded by the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2015 is called ‘Intercalating Medical Students in ME Research’.
This project will attract and fund two fourth year medical students to participate in biomedical research into the neurological disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in research projects being funded by the charity.
Invest in ME have long held the view that education is a key part of the eventual discovery of the cause(s) of myalgic encephalomyelitis and have supported students over the years in many ways (see Invest in ME research and students).
The charity has had great success with their two recent intercalating fourth year medical students – Navena Navaneetharaja and Bharat Harbham. Navena spent over three months at Cornell University in New York with Professor Maureen Hanson and Bharat has been working under the guidance of Professor Angela Vincent in Oxford University.
Navena and Bharat have been of great help to the IIME-funded PhD student Daniel Vipond and all this work underpins the next phases of the charity’s strategy. So Invest in ME were pleased to announce that their Big Give project to fund two more intercalating medical students from UEA Medical School to participate in ME related research had been accepted for the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
More about the project: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/24084
Big thanks to ..
* Big Give Champion – Candis Magazine/Candis Foundation
* Big Give Pledgers – see October blog.
* Invest in ME for their vision and hard work on their Big Cause.
* Big thanks everyone supporting this innovative and important project – please share widely to help spread the word. Let’s Do It for ME!