Raising Awareness for ME
Thanks from Invest in ME Research to all those supporters who have helped the charity raise funds for and awareness of the need for biomedical research into ME.
As we distributed our August newsletter we made a page for reference of this months supporters and their efforts and initiatives.
We welcome every effort made to support our Team IIMER. These efforts will help ensure all funds will go to supporting, promoting or funding biomedical research into ME.
Support Our Team
TEAM IiMER 2019
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IIMER AUGUST ADVOCATES
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Thanks to those who have registered to run in the Royal Parks Half Marathon to run for Invest in ME Research. Here is a list of current entrants - click here
Thanks to Steve Martin for his great efforts. Already Steve has raised over £1500 by performing three events for Invest in ME Research - the Manchester Marathon, the London Marathon and the Cleveland Steelman - click here
Phoebe and Georgina
Phoebe and Georgina and wrote a guest blog on Let's do it for ME of their kayaking adventure to raise funds in support of IiMER. These two 13 year old girls raised over £1100 so far in support of Georgina's read more here
Kathryn Woodvine has confirmed the total raised by Arry's fundraising event in support of Kathryn's son Alex. With the offline donations and gift aid a total of £2892 was raised - click here. A big thank you to Arry and Kathryn for raising lots of awareness, publicity and funds.
Our continued thanks to BenScott who ran again for the charity - this time in the Oakland Insurance More Than A Marathon - a 26.9 mile route that follows the famous Causeway Coast from near Ballycastle to Portrush.
Mike Shepherd is in training and supporting (again) IiMER. Mike completed the amazing North Pole Marathon some years ago and raised awareness and funds for IiMER. This time? Look at this link
A big thank you to Linda Wigman for creating a birthday fundraiser to support Invest in ME Research - click here
Thanks to the @CardingLab for rasing funds for IiMER with their the celebration of their very first #worldfloralshirtday, to raise money for IiMER. It was a colourful way to support this excellent cause and next year they are going to encourage the whole of Quadram institute to join in to support IiMER.
Our very own film star Jon Campling is again raising awareness and funds for IiMER. On Sunday 11th August Jon is at the @YorkUnleashed 🤘🤩 Get a selfie with Jon in front of his #Deatheater or #KingRegis banner. Lok out for Twitter hashtags #FinalFantasy #VisitYork #TheDeatheater #HarryPotter
Thank You to Yoxford Open Gardens for choosing IiMER as a charity to support http://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=2203
The charity has received a cheque for £900! Thank you so much to all involved.
Mountain’s for Maddie
Emily Bourlet and team Amy, Andzik, Jonny, Molly, Elaine, Olly, Mike, and Roger were completing the Three Peaks Challenge, 31 Aug 2019 to 01 Sep 2019 to raise funds for biomedical research - with over £2000 already raised. More details here #mountainsformaddie #investinMEresearch
Jen Govey's #dressforME recent #charitychallenge is celebrating 80 years of The Wizard Of Oz and wish the amazing @jan_laverick - co founder of the Lets Do it For ME - a very happy birthday. Jen's amazing campaign is raising money for IiMER with #fancydress for illness #myalgicencephalomyelitis - more details here
Invest in ME Research (IiMER) was set up with the objective of making a change in how ME was perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We concentrate on three key areas to concentrate our efforts on - funding for biomedical research, education and lobbying. Our aim is to find, fund and facilitate biomedical research into ME.
Invest in ME Research have been working to establish an international strategy of biomedical research into ME and a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME.
Help us make ME an illness which is properly understood and where high-quality biomedical research into ME is performed allowing treatments and cures to be found.