January updates

Happy new year everyone!

Here at LDIFME we’re all hoping you’re all managing to enjoy some of the festive season this year. In these January updates I’ll be finishing off rounding up last years news and giving you a passing idea of some of the plans IiMER has for 2017. This the last monthly post we’ll be doing as we have plans for change for the LDIFME blog – wait, see and tell us what you think!



The same friend of Geoff Allan who held the Matching Movember offer has also offered to match the amounts raised by Jane Hurst’s last card sale (£186) and Amy Bakewell’s card sale/collection tin totals aswell. This makes his final total donation (with a bit of rounding up) £1,900! That’s £2,375 with Gift Aid! Thank you so much to Geoff Allens friend from IiMER for everything you’ve done this year and also everyone who participated in his fundraising




Sally Hogarth ran the Guys road race, in support of her friend Hayley who has ME, and raised £265.00




After completing the Great Birmingham Run our gem, Gemma Warren, decided just one half marathon this year just wasn’t enough so she has now run the Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon as well. Afterwards she said “Made it round the MK Winter Half Marathon with the help of my brother-in-law. My favourite bit, running through the calf deep flood! There’s still time to sponsor me for Invest in ME Research 🙂





As a thank you to superstar Mike Harley who is doing a fantastic job raising funds and awareness with his Mike’s EU Marathons. Donation made thanks to earning £31.50 plus gift aid with TopCashback just for using U-Switch when I changed energy provider in November. My dear wife can’t understand why more folks don’t use it 🙁



To sign up to TopCashBack yourself and raise £20 whiles doing so visit www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/paulk22




Stu Nimmo completed climbing Machu Pichu. Big thanks to Stu Nimmo for everything he’s done in fundraising for IiMER




The Tredwells held a 24 hour sponsored bounce at the Mill Bay. Staff took part, customers were also invited to have a go and Shannon Tredwell & Osiris Butcher continued throughout the night until the morning. Afterwards Shannon Treadwell wrote “So happy to say me & Osiris have finally finished the 24 hour bounce.Considering I was crying after just 3 hours I honestly have no idea how we made it 😂 but some how we just did💪🏼 Thank you so much for all the messages, support & sponsors we got, it means a lot to us.Altogether we have raised £352 for M.E



Diane cramp has set up a new justgiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dianecramp

IiMER now has a profile on BT mydonate. Create a page, sponsor a fundraiser or simply donate mydonate.bt.com/charities/iimer




We are pleased to announce that Dr Øystein Fluge and his team from Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, will be giving a public lecture in Norwich on 26th January 2017. www.facebook.com/events/608111472709674/




Registration for the 12th IiME International ME conference is now open. The venue for the conference is One Great George Street, London, England SW1P 3AA . The closed colloquium is due to be held between 31st of May-1st of June with the public conference on 2nd of June.  For more details click here www.investinme.eu/IIMEC12.shtml