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
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
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.
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
International ME/CFS Conference 2008
grouping and treatments
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.
IiME do not receive massive subscriptions or funding, as
do other ME charities. Help us help the ME community.
3/ Give As You Earn
Use Every Click
Ok - this is an idea we have stolen from ME
Research UK. By using Every Click (www.everyclick.com)
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
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.
Have a Cuppa for ME
www.haveacuppaforme.org 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.