It’s Official – Makayla Nunn is a Hero!

Young ME sufferer Makayla Nunn receives Hero Award

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The Priory Community School Hero Campaign aims to reward and recognise students’ hard work and positive acts of kindness at school, home or in their community. Prizes were donated by Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

Makayla was nominated for her outstanding efforts to raise awareness
and funds for the volunteer-run charity ‘Invest in ME Research‘.

ME is the neurological illness that Makayla herself is diagnosed with –
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (World Health Organisation International
Classification of Diseases of the Nervous System ref. G.93.3).

“Makayla’s dedication to her cause is remarkable and she does what she
is able for the sake of others even less fortunate than herself,
including some sadly no longer with us.

Very brave for a little girl struck by chronic illness
at the tender age of 8 years old.

Makayla is a hero and a shining star.”

Congratulations to Makayla on a well-deserved award!

Makayla has been extra poorly recently so her little dog Marley is taking the reins this year by doing a (vet-approved) sponsored Swim for ME.

Meanwhile, click here to read all about our young hero’s various awareness and fundraising activities for Invest in ME Research.

Priory Community School also deserves recognition as a beacon of excellence in its support and understanding of students with ME as described in this article by Michelle Nunn on a Successful Start to Secondary School.

Well done all round on a super start to 2017!

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Makayla Walks with the Animals for Invest in ME

Struck by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) at 8 years of age, 12 year old Makayla Nunn has embarked on her second year of raising awareness and funds for Invest in ME (Research). Makayla’s extraordinary efforts to support the charity in 2015 placed her in the top 3% of JustGiving fundraisers, as reported by the Weston Mercury last month and noticed by John Penrose, making the MP for Weston-super-Mare proud.


Makayla was pictured at Priory Community School, holding Let’s Do It for ME Bear and the T-shirt, featuring some names of supporters and fellow ME sufferers, specially designed for her May 2015 Horse Walk for Invest in ME.


After an excellent start to secondary school on reduced hours in September, Makayla’s mother Michelle Nunn said that Priory Community School deserves recognition as a model of good practice for support of children with ME.

Makayla won a Student of the Week Award, “Making her MORE POWERFUL THAN A MIGHTY STEAM TRAIN” according to actor Jon Campling. When Makayla was too ill to undertake any exertion other than watching films she had seen before, her favourite was Harry Potter, so imagine how delightful to be encouraged by a Death Eater!

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Actor Jon Campling

Jon Campling described the picture Makayla painted and auctioned for Invest in ME last year as AMAZING. Art was another activity Makayla was unable to do during her worse phase of illness, so she went wonderfully wild with her colourful zebra, very apt in support of a charity leading the field in organising and funding cutting edge research for tests and treatments for the illness that “cruelly crashed” her fun loving young world.

Makayla’s efforts have also been kindly noted on Twitter by journalist and TV presenter Matthew Wright, and actress Linda Robson.


If you would like a zebra picture personalised with your name to share online as a thank you for your support of Makayla’s 2016 awareness & fundraising for the charity Invest in ME Research, please contact Michelle Nunn. You can find Makayla’s Fundraising for ME on Facebook, follow Michelle Nunn on Twitter, sponsor Makayla on JustGiving or text WFME76 (£1-£5 or £10) to 70070.

Following on from her successful Horse Walk for ME 2015, Makayla plans a number of walks with different animals this year, starting with .. an Alpaca!
Move over Doctor Dolittle .. here comes little Miss Doalot!


To read all about Makayla’s ME Awareness & Fundraising for Invest in ME 2015 see Second to Nunn and Makayla & Mummy

To adopt a Let’s Do It for ME Bear visit our shop on Spreadshirt.

Big thanks to this little girl & everyone supporting!