Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday

By Becca Hams

A donation page to celebrate what would have been
Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday on 20th September 2017. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lynngilderdale40

On 20th September of this year it would have been my very courageous friend’s 40th Birthday.

Sadly she is no longer here to celebrate this special birthday with us. Lynn (aka Jessie) took her life aged 31 in 2008 after enduring endless suffering from very severe ME since the age of 14. It broke my heart, and many others, the day she died. I think of her all of the time, everything that I achieve whilst being ill however little it is, I always keep her in my thoughts and do it for her too.

To celebrate what would have been her 40th Birthday I asked her Mum, who was Lynn’s selfless, dedicated full time carer, if she would mind people donating towards a charity that was close to Jessie’s heart in celebration of her first ‘big birthday’ since she passed away.

I’ve set up this donation page where money will go to the charity Invest in ME in Jessie’s memory, however big or small, I know it’s something she would’ve been thrilled about as raising money and especially awareness was always something she was passionate about. I hope we can raise some funds and I will also be hoping to make it down to her memorial garden in East Sussex to lay some flowers for her too. Thanks for reading.

Donate here to celebrate Lynn Gilderdale’s 40th Birthday https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lynngilderdale40

Thank you for your support.

£200k target hit for IiMER Gut Microbiota Fund!

You’ve done it again!

We are pleased to announce that another target for our crowdfunding campaign for a strategy of biomedical research into ME has been reached.

This update to our gut microbiota and related projects fund being performed at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME hub in Norwich Research Park brings the total raised so far for projects there to £200,000.

The research found, funded and facilitated by Invest in ME Research is the result of dedicated, generous and determined supporters who have not just given money but, also huge amounts of time and effort toward helping us change the direction of research into ME in UK and Europe.

The latest target has allowed us to fund two PhD studentships currently undertaking research at the Centre of Excellence hub in Norwich Research Park and allowed us to decide to commit to the future funding of another PhD at the Centre.

Please click here for the full update by Invest in ME Research giving details of the latest study in the biomedical research programme and other projects related to the UK Centre of Excellence for ME, and a message to you from the charity’s Chairman Kathleen McCall: http://www.investinme.org/ce-news-1709-04.shtml

We supporters at Let’s Do It for ME would like to thank the Trustees and Scientific Advisory Board of Invest in ME Research for their vision and dedication, and everyone working with them to establish diagnostic tests and medical treatment options for some 250,000 people with ME in UK and millions around the world.

Our thanks to each and every individual, family, group, team, organisation or company contributing to this vital research and supporting by whatever means.

Let’s keep doing it for ME!

We now have a fundraising page on BT MyDonate: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fundraising4me1

BT Donation Doubler

Raise over £100 before 20th February and BT could match your fundraising up to £1000!
BT donation-doubler

Invest in ME Research (IiMER) recently registered with BT MyDonate, a fundraising platform with no set up fees or commission or monthly charges. You can simply donate direct to the charity or set up your own fundraising page.

BT wants to help out five fundraisers by matching their funds for their chosen charity up to the value of £1,000.

To support our cause, all you have to do is set up a BT MyDonate fundraising page for Invest in ME Research and raise £100 by midnight on 20th February 2017 to be entered into the prize draw, or you could sponsor a fundraiser.

The £100 raised excludes gift aid, offline donations and donations made by the person who set up the fundraising page.

The Prize Draw is open to UK residents including employees of BT, their families or its agencies.

Want to help Invest in ME Research win a DD from BT?

Let’s do it for ME!

Read the full terms and conditions of the BT Donation Doubler here – http://home.bt.com/-nbsp/terms-and-conditions-11364123582464

Invest in ME Research profile on BY MyDonate is here – https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/investinmeresearch
Thank you for your support!