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10k wheelchair push to raise funds for ME Research on Sunday 11 Sep 2011.  For more info http://push-it.weebly.com Text donations: text PUSH50 £5 to 70070 (any £ amount up to £10 per text donation)

Friends and family will push me in my wheelchair over a 10km route around Lichfield. Some will walk just 1km, others will walk the full 10km. There is no way I could cover even a fraction of this distance under my own steam so I'm relying on volunteers to get me around the course.

I have an illness called ME/CFS . This illness has devasted my life, leaving me debilitated, disabled, unable to work and pretty much housebound.

My condition means I can't run a marathon or do a skydive to fundraise. So I'm asking for help. Help to be pushed over the 10k and help to raise funds for much needed research into this illness.

Sitting in the wheelchair while being pushed might not sound like hard work but for me it will be a huge effort.  Due to ME/CFS I am mainly housebound and when I do go out it requires careful planning or my condition can be worsen very easily.

I'll be documenting what happens on the day and keeping you all informed through live updates via social media. 

I hope you'll join me on my adventure and help me raise money for ME/CFS research.

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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 47

Just came over from your blog. That was an amazing achievement Rachel, well done & thank you! (from a fellow M.E.er!)

Donation by Miriam on 30/09/11

Hoping you are well. Diane

Donation by Diane Parkes on 21/09/11

Utterly amazing - well done!!

Donation by Anya - JustSewTired on 17/09/11

Hope it went well Rachel! :-) x

Donation by Heather Vaughan on 11/09/11

Donation by Paul Groves on 11/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Rachel!! I hope it goes well and you enjoy your challenge xx

Donation by JACQUI DOLAN on 11/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Ten people taking part, ten km to cover, ten pounds for ME Research.

Donation by Rachel Groves on 11/09/11

£10.00

I'm looking forward to other people pushing you, as that means I get to walk alongside you for a change and maybe even hold your hand ;-)

Donation by Paul Groves on 11/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Hey Rachel and team, well done this is brilliant! Not being a UK tax payer I couldn't select the Gift Aid option. I'm no an avoider though! :)

Donation by Chris Almond on 09/09/11

£25.00

Well done Rachel. Hope it all goes well!

Donation by Kay Hall on 09/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

No Pay Month = not as unpaid as I thought it would be so am donating now! Good luck xxx

Donation by Mikki, Dray and JM on 09/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by gilly berridge on 07/09/11

£5.00

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Good luck @rachelcreative, @grovesmedia and the rest of your team. Hope the weather's good for you.

Donation by Mark on 07/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/09/11

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 06/09/11

£13.00

Hey Rachel, I worked with your lovely husband at the Post back in the day. This is a brilliant idea to raise awareness. Good luck at the weekend. Jess

Donation by Jessica Spiring on 05/09/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/09/11

£3.00

Donation by Anonymous on 05/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck for next Sunday!A very brave thing to take on!

Donation by Isobel Walter on 05/09/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Simply awe-inspiring! Will be cheering you on and hoping it goes smoothly! x

Donation by Cathy Rae on 04/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Sorry I can't afford to give more, but wishing you great success with this endeavor Rachel! Good luck, and thanks for doing this for us all!

Donation by Amy Shapiro on 03/09/11

£5.00

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Good luck, from a South East M.E \'challengeer\'

Donation by Lee-Anne Baker on 03/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hi Rachel - another Midlands ME sufferer here :) Wishing you the very best of luck and no punctures for your big push. Go go go! Love the idea. xx

Donation by Ros Cooper on 03/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Thinking about how testing its going to be as the pushee; being a pusher is the easy bit. Love to all involved.

Donation by Michael Partridge on 03/09/11

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Good luck Rachel (and Paul and the others pushing you around).

Donation by Nick on 02/09/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£667.00
  • Offline donations£30.00
  • Text donations£33.00
  • Total raised£730.00
  • Gift Aid£143.50

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