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“Just Four Quid” is a campaign to raise money for biomedical research into the neuro-immune disease ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Every week for a year until May 2010, the Just Four Quid daily blog is offering a moneysaving tip so that you can donate part of your saving to research. For example, if you save a tenner you might donate a fiver!

The campaign supports two research charities – ME Research UK and the ME Association’s Ramsay Research Fund – who fund biomedical research into the causes, effects and possible treatments of ME/CFS. This page is for communal donations to ME Research UK; we have a similar JustGiving page for the Ramsay Research Fund and many people also have set up their own Just Four Quid campaign pages on JustGiving. You can find links to all the JustGiving pages and our weekly-updated grand total raised from all our JustGiving pages plus offline donations on the blogsite.

The UK government has not yet funded biomedical research into ME/CFS and between them, UK ME/CFS research charities last year only received £0.4 million in donations. Yet if all 250,000 with the diagnosis in the UK put in “just four quid” we’d have a million! Cancer Research UK alone had £465 million in donations last year, over a thousand times the sum that ME/CFS charities received. This is why cancer treatment is improving and people with ME/CFS are still waiting!

Please join in and tell everyone you know about the campaign. Let’s all give as much as we can afford and let’s get better! Please donate now!

Raising money for

ME Research UK

ME Research UK

Charity Registration No. SCIO - SC036942

ME Research UK funds high-quality biomedical investigation into the causes and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). This illness affects approximately 200,000 people in the UK but is neither well understood nor, in many cases, properly recognised.

Donations 309

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Wee blu box donation again for MERUK

Donation by Alison McNicol on 14/03/11

£6.00

+ £1.69 Gift Aid

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More towards biomedical research...

Donation by JM on 30/12/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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I want to see more research into this neglected illness

Donation by Mother of long term sufferer on 12/12/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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To fund biomedical research into this illness, sadly lacking at present.

Donation by anonymous me sufferer on 09/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation from proceeds of ebay sales by a relative which she did especially to raise money for JFQ ME Research campaign

Donation by Rachel Groves on 19/08/10

£20.00

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What a depressing total esp cos myself and amazing friends have donated about £500.

Donation by sue rees on 30/07/10

£10.00

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This is the amount I managed to squueze into the wee blue cardboard box of 1p and 2p's. Not much but it all adds up!

Donation by Alison McNicol on 26/07/10

£6.00

+ £1.69 Gift Aid

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Donation by Peter Day on 05/06/10

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Donation by keith kelly on 21/05/10

£100.00

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For Kiran and everyone who needs help. x

Donation by JG on 11/05/10

£23.64

+ £6.67 Gift Aid

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From Kiran for all fellow sufferers. Such a worthy cause but we still need help.

Donation by KK on 11/05/10

£126.36

+ £35.64 Gift Aid

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Ticket money, that would have gone to the match, but I was unable to go

Donation by Roger Felton on 09/05/10

£20.00

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Donated by a good friend (a UK taxpayer!) who has seen how devastating severe M.E is - and wants his donation to go towards biomedical research.

Donation by Wendy Vincent on 06/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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My final payment to a very worthy cause.Funding our own research may be the only way to get better,so dig deep everyone!

Donation by Harry Burg on 06/05/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Thinking of a friend with severe m.e. lets have some answers please. Sorry its not more

Donation by Roger Felton on 04/05/10

£10.00

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Donation by Paul Manley on 30/04/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Some ebay sales mean I can donate some extra lately... please keep giving everyone xxx

Donation by anna napolitano on 29/04/10

£20.00

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Because I didn't go to the match! Too boring & this is a better cause

Donation by Roger Felton on 27/04/10

£10.00

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Donation by Yvonne Foss on 27/04/10

£4.00

+ £1.13 Gift Aid

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My last monthly donation & I've reached my personal target.thanks to great support from family & friends.

Donation by Fiona Taylor on 22/04/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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A Birthday present from Margaret & Jimmy--thank you ever so much- it gives me pleasure to spend it this way.

Donation by Fiona Taylor on 19/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Thanks to Wendy & friends for help, Best Wishes to all!

Donation by Roger Felton on 10/04/10

£10.00

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In lieu of Roger's beautiful artwork. Thank you Roger! x :)

Donation by Wendy Vincent on 10/04/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Another monthly donation--I wish I could afford more--unless a miracle happens, we are not going to reach our £1,000,000 target

Donation by Fiona Taylor on 03/04/10

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final monthly donation.........tx a million 2 friends who've given. its good friday jesus pls give us a cure

Donation by sue rees on 02/04/10

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,892.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,892.50
  • Gift Aid£695.54

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