At the start of 2020 another £40,000 was needed to reach £1,000,000 raised and pledged for Invest in ME Research for the biomedical research and medical education projects of the charity’s Centre of Excellence for ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). Team Let’s Do It for ME broke that down into 40 x £1,000 targets and invite you to contact us if you’d like to take up one (more if you wish) of our £1,000 funding target spaces in the grid below.
You can join in as an individual, group, team, private or business.
There’s no pressure from us to reach your individual target.
You can use our contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
We are ill ourselves so please bear with us.
Invest in ME Research can provide fundraising aids such as their charity collection boxes,
wristbands, T-shirts, posters, banners, leaflets.
If you’d simply like to donate, we are on JustGiving where we’ve also created a Team page for this if you’d like to join.
What are you helping to fund?
The next phase of the biomedical research programme in 2020 is a feasibility trial of FMT (faecal microbiota transplantation) as a potential treatment for ME. You can read more about the trial here and see all the current and funded biomedical research projects here.
As well as the biomedical studies, funds have enabled and support the Centre of Excellence medical education projects such as direct involvement by medical students in the funded research in their final year of qualifying as medical doctors, and a new GP Fellowship Scheme, also related to the biomedical research.
Invest in ME Research is a charity run entirely by volunteer parents/carers and patients. The charity is well known and highly regarded for their annual international biomedical research conference events and published their groundbreaking proposal for the Centre of Excellence for ME in 2010.
The Let’s Do It for ME campaign is run by severely ill patients supporting Invest in ME Research.
Thank you so much to everyone supporting Invest in ME Research and their innovative Centre of Excellence for ME initiatives. Very best wishes to one and all thoughout 2020 and the decade ahead from Team Let’s Do It for ME.
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