Invest in ME - CURRENT and RECENT AWARENESS EVENTS

Please contact us to support Invest in ME in our attempts to raise awareness of ME.

Below are events which are taking place or have recently taken place.

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The BIG Sleep for ME

May 2012

 

Coming soon.



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Lindsey's Weightloss Campaign

April 2012

 

I'm aiming to lose weight for IiME because too many people are suffering with no hope. Hi everyone. I have decided to sponsor my weightloss campaign in order to raise money for Invest in M.E. Their goal is to establish a UK centre for bio medical M.E research and treatment, based at the university of East Anglia in Norwich UK.



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Peter Ross running the Brighton Marathon 2012

April 2012

 

This is a charity that can make a difference to a lot of people who don't make headlines, but can struggle in their day-to-day life. You can make a difference to research into treatments for an illness that affects 150,000 people in the UK alone. I will be running the Brighton Marathon in April 2012 with many friends and my brother, Mark, which will increase the competition and challenge. I won't be beaten by my older brother! Anything you can donate would be very special to me and I thank you in advance.

20mile run from South-North London today

 

 

Carole Fundraising at ASDA

March 2012

 

Carole Carrick at Asda Dunbar Supermarket 30th March 2012 - collecting a total of £196.19 for Invest in ME's Biomedical Research Fund - and also spreading much needed awareness of ME.


 

 

Mini Brighton Marathon 2012

March 2012

 

I am 10 years old, since I was 5 my mum has suffered with M.E and other illnesses. I want to raise money to help gain research in the UK which may help get treatment and maybe even one day, a cure. It breaks my heart to see my mum suffering and in pain. We don't get to go out often like my friends do, but my mum does her best. I know it upsets her as I have seen her wiping away tears. When we do manage a day out, mum has to use a wheelchair, even then it tires her out for days, she catches viruses very easily too. All I want is my well mum back. It upsets me to know children suffer this cruel illness. I know how lucky I am that I don't have it, so I will do what I can do to help not just my mum BUT children and adults suffering too.

THANK YOU FOR READING MY STORY- PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN, MANY OTHER CHILDREN ARE IN THE SAME POSITION AS ME... I AM RUNNING FOR YOU ALL!!!!! I AM AMAZED AT THE DONATIONS I AM RECEIVING, THANKS SO VERY MUCH :) XXXXXX PLEASE, IF YOU CANNOT DONATE, PLEASE SHARE MY STORY, REMEMBER WE NEED THE UK BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE...... 



 

 

An Event to Raise Awareness of ME Through the Various 'Arts'

March 2012

 

Thank You for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My 'pledge' is to raise more accurate awareness of ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia through my upcoming website & blog and to raise money for the InvestinME charity- especially during International Awareness Week starting May 11th where a friend & I (Katherine) I will be holding an Awareness through the Arts event in Canterbury, Kent.



 

 

Nadine is giving up Facebook for Lent

March 2012

 

Nadine is giving up Facebook for Lent and wants to raise as much money as possible for a cause that is close to her heart and has kindly agreed to let me write this page for her. It's difficult to know what to write as I've not spoken to her for two years, well I didn't like to interrupt. Giving up Facebook is quite a sacrifice as it can be a life line for people who have an isolating illness like Nadine and she deserves your support.



 

 

 

 

Dave and Tanya's Weight Loss Challenge

March 2012

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving fundraising page.

Our daughter Tara fell ill with M.E. in November 2010, when she was just 10 years old. Since then she has been unable to attend mainstream or medical school, resulting in our decision to de-register her and begin home-schooling ourselves. Our lives have dramatically changed since this illness, Tara never complains and always sees the bright side of any situation, no matter how hurt she feels inside.

She suffers from chronic pain, headaches, dizziness (blacking out on occasions), regular sore throats and swollen glands, nausea, noise sensitivity and canít manage large social gatherings due to the sensory overload and exhaustion it causes. These are just a few of her symptoms Ė there are many more! Tara needs to take various medications to help her control her symptoms and misses life as it used to be. For those of you who know Tara, you will remember she used to be such an active child. Always on the go, singing all the time and dancing her way around the house. She attended tap and modern dance lessons, musical theatre and also dance groups at school. Nowadays we use a wheelchair for when we go out as a family, as Tara canít walk too far due to exhaustion and the pain it causes in her limbs and back. She struggles to sing and if she does itís at a whisper as the strain of it hurts her throat. Although at the moment her activities and social life are limited and have to be managed very carefully she is able to maintain friendships.



 

 

 

Annabel's Screen-Free Weekend

March 2012

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I would like to raise some coppers for a project close to my heart, the Let's do it for M.E campaign for Invest in M.E. As most people know, I have had M.E now for 13 years. Approximately 250,00 people in the UK are believed to suffer from ME: a serious neuro-immune disease for which there is currently no cure and few effective treatments. It is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. One in four sufferers are severely affected, bedridden or housebound, as a result of their condition whilst 10% of sufferers here in the UK are children.On Sunday 9th October 2011, Frances Hiller will be running her first half marathon. Fran is raising as much money as possible for Invest in ME.



 

 

Rosemary's Tour of the Dengie

February 2012

 

My daughter Emily has been ill with ME for about three years now and it's impossible to get any medical help for her due to the lack of any biomedical research. Invest in ME "IiME" charity is trying to raise £75,000 to establish a research and treatment centre in Norwich. Please donate as much or as little as you can.



 

 

 

Paul and Susie's Paris Marathon Page 2012

March 2012

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our Marchy Marathon page. We want to raise money for Invest in ME. Here's why.

Approximately 250,000 people in the UK are believed to suffer from ME: a serious neuro-immune disease for which there is currently no cure and few effective treatments. One in four sufferers are severely affected or housebound as a result of their condition, whilst 10% of all the country's sufferers are children. Some of those affected are unable to move, speak or swallow, but the most typical symptom of ME is post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion. In these instances, a sufferer can become severely ill after carrying out even the most basic of mental or physical tasks - the effects of which can be felt for days or even weeks. ME, by its nature, is a fluctuating condition. The severity of these and other symptoms can wax and wane during any given day, week or month; and, over the years, sufferers may find themselves experiencing an unexpected number of remissions and relapses without any warning. Previous studies have suggested that 80% of all sufferers from ME will never recover, they are more susceptible to other diseases such as cancer, and their life expectancy is twenty-four years less than the national average. And whilst there is a significant amount of scientific evidence and research into the disease and its effects, there is still no cohesive strategy for using this research to investigate effective and long-term treatments to help its sufferers. There are charities out there who are willing to help, raising both awareness of the condition, and funding for future research. Invest in ME is one such charity within the UK, and every penny will go towards developing its most recent project: Let's Do It For ME!



 

 

Dave's Paris Marathon 2012

February 2012

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I'll be helping to raise money for 'Let's Do It For ME', an awareness and fundraising campaign run by ME sufferers in close connection with the Charity Invest in ME. ME is classified as a multi-systemic disease, and affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK 25% of those are severely affected and 10% are children. Some of those affected are unable to move, speak or swallow, but the most typical symptom of ME is post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion. In these instances, a sufferer can become severely ill after carrying out even the most basic of mental or physical tasks - the effects of which can be felt for days or even weeks. ME, by its nature, is a fluctuating condition. The severity of these and other symptoms can wax and wane during any given day, week or month; and, over the years, sufferers may find themselves experiencing an unexpected number of remissions and relapses without any warning. Patients with severe ME have been largely excluded from research and also from treatment, as services have not been developed to meet their special needs and lack of research means that doctors have no evidence-based treatments to offer them. 



 

 

 

Running for my sister ... praying for a cure

February 2012

hello all, my name is Laura ...

I am 31 and mum to my amzing daughter who is nearly 12, she makes my life complete everyday. But this page and this journey im on is for my sister kerryn who is 33 and for the last 10 years has had the awful illness M.E!! for those of you that do not know the illness or don't understand it, or have heard rumours that it is all in the mind.. please take a moment to share my story from a loved ones side. My sister first returned home from doing an Art degree in 1999, this was not by choice but due to the start of this illness that at this point we knew nothing about, all I knew as her sister was my incredible.. VERY TALENTED, full of life sister was now spending everyday in bed, wanting quiet and suffering terrible panic attacks. She suffered constant pains and getting through her day was minute by minute, not knowing what the day would hold. After months of suffering and more doctors appointments that i care to remember, she finally saw a specialist and was diagnosed with M.E, at this point all we could do was research the illness and deal with the fate that she had been blown... I just wish everyone that questions this illness would read about it or ask us and not make the comments that to this day hurt and haunt our family.



 

 

 

Scott's Scottish Marathon in May

February 2012

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Approximately 250,000 people in the UK are believed to suffer from ME: a serious neuro-immune disease for which there is currently no cure and few effective treatments. One in four sufferers are severely affected or housebound as a result of their condition, whilst ten percent of all the country's sufferers are children. Some of those affected are unable to move, speak or swallow, but the most typical symptom of ME is post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion. In these instances, a sufferer can become severely ill after carrying out even the most basic of mental or physical tasks - the effects of which can be felt for days or even weeks. ME, by its nature, is a fluctuating condition. The severity of these and other symptoms can wax and wane during any given day, week or month; and, over the years, sufferers may find themselves experiencing an unexpected number of remissions and relapses without any warning.



 

 

Carole Fundraising at ASDA

December 2011

 

Carole and Clive Carrick were fundraising for IiME biomedical research at ASDA in Berwick Upon Tweed in December 2011.


 

 

 

Half-Marathon

October 2011

 

On Sunday 9th October 2011, Frances Hiller will be running her first half marathon. Fran is raising as much money as possible for Invest in ME.

Fran's husband has suffered from ME/CFS for over a decade. It's an illness that is still poorly understood, and there is a great deal of misinformation and prejudice surrounding it. Invest in ME campaigns for and funds biomedical research, which is desperately needed. The charity is run entirely by volunteers, so all money raised goes directly to biomedical research.



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Let's Do It for ME

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Tony Lobo's Marathon Run for Invest in ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

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Let's Do It for ME-Sponsored Silence

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Three Peaks Challenge

August 2011

 
3 Peaks, 3 Countries in 24 hours! Please support Richard Wood in trying to raise as much money as possible for Invest in ME. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), is an under-researched illness that affects so many people's lives in different ways



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Further information - http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk

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The Cotswold Way, Cotswolds

August 2011

 
Wanted: Hikers to accompany Will David on a sponsored hike. This will be carried out in August bank holiday weekend from Bath to the Northern Point of the Cotswolds - the Cotswold Way. This is approximately 100 miles. Will needs other IiME supporters to help in raising funds for Invest in ME's Biomedical Research Fund which supports biomedical research into ME.

Please contact Invest in ME if interested.

A little to the north and east of the Severn Estuary, within comfortable reach of London, the Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills and valleys. With its picturesque villages in their yellow local stone, it is commonly thought to be the essentially English region. The Cotswold Way was designated a local distance footpath in 1970 and a National Trail in 1998. It runs along the western escarpment, starting close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishing in Bath.

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Last Updated: 06/04/2012