Spare a Thought for ME this Christmas

There is a light-hearted theme to this winter page but it is here also to ask for a thought to be spared whenever giving presents - see Ways to Help This Christmas (below).

Apologies again if the snow flakes annoy you. They are transitory (they disappear when you scroll down). Our Christmas wish is for a comprehensive strategy for funding for biomedical research into ME - which is the only way a cure is going to be found for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

from all at Invest in ME

Ways to Help this Christmas

Past Research last year showed that 1.2 BILLION (no misquote - one point two BILLION pounds) is wasted each Christmas on unwanted presents. Apparently people spend, on average, 33 each by panic buying last-minute gifts.

So here's a couple of ideas to avoid the waste and put that money to a good cause.

Why not give a present to ME this Christmas? There are many ways possible - some suggestions are made below.

 1/Support Invest in ME
Invest in ME is run only by volunteers and has no salaried staff. Any donations are used to promote and fund education, publicity and lobbying relating to ME and biomedical research. Click on the DONATE button to help us.
2/Come to Our Conference

The International ME/CFS Conference 2008

Sub grouping and treatments
for ME/CFS

 23rd May 2008

Westminster, London, UK

35 buys a day at our conference for a pwme.

Sponsor a GP - special rates for ME Groups who sponsor a medical professional who comes to the conference. Click here

IiME do not receive massive subscriptions or funding, as do other ME charities. Help us help the ME community. Click here

3/ Give As You Earn

Donate to Biomedical Research

Use Give as you Earn in order for donations to be taken automatically from your salary. This allows your chosen biomedical research charity to receive your money and it will be worth an extra 28% to them - without costing you any more. This is for those receiving a taxable income.


4/ Use Every Click

Ok - this is an idea we have stolen from ME Research UK. By using Every Click ( and making IiME your charity of your choice then you can earn money for IiME. But, as we've stolen the idea, and if you don't wish to help IiME, then please choose ME Research UK as your charity (charity number SC036942) or CFS Research Foundation (charity number 1011900) - both great ways to help the ME community. This is a really easy way to assist funding of biomedical research.  

5/ Have a Cuppa for ME has details of how to hold an event. Use Christmas to organise an event yourself and donate to biomedical research - such as to CFS Research Foundation.

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