£7,625.53

raised by 55 supporters
ME Association

Go BLUE for ME - 2019

M.E. Its REAL, Its PHYSICAL! Were all going blue to raise awareness of the REAL struggle of living with M.E..
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Charity Registration No: 801279

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Join us this ME Awareness Week, in sharing REAL stories of REAL people whose lives are on hold, wasted and unlived because of this cruel illness.

M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy or Encephalomyelitis) is a severe neurological disease that blights the lives of around 250,000 people and is believed to cost the UK £3.3bn each year.

It is an invisible illness. We may not always look ill, but when our symptoms flare, the effects are obvious. It can feel like a constant flu: the smallest exertion can floor us; our bodies are sore; restful sleep eludes us; light and noise hurt; and brain fog clouds our thinking.

M.E. PUTS LIVE ON HOLD: normal routines like getting dressed, tying shoelaces, washing hair, taking a shower, even brushing teeth can be beyond us.
ME WASTES LIVES: we may not be able to work, or study. Sometimes we cant even keep friendships going.
LIVES UNLIVED: a quarter of us are housebound or confined to bed for many months or years. Family relations may be strained to breaking point.

M.E. remains a hidden disease. There is no known cure and no effective treatment.

ME Association supports people with ME and their families, in part by campaigning on important issues at national level. This ME Awareness Week 2019 - 6th to 12th May ME Association, with the help of countless REAL people with ME, we will be telling their REAL stories of the struggle that is living with M.E. Of everyday life and the sacrifices and challenges that brings.

Our fundraising campaign Go BLUE for ME aims to shine a blue light on this hidden disease. We want to show how ME affects our lives and to help others understand the issues we face. Making the invisible, visible for all to see.

Please show your support for our campaign by donating anything you can afford, and by turning your own corner of the world BLUE for M.E.

Thank you.

#GoBlue4ME

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Joy Patel

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Joy Patel

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Veronica Brown

£550.00

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Helen McLean

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Amy Voaden

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Helen Spring

3 days ago

Later than planned! Here is my small donation for the Go Blue For ME recent fundraising campaign. I did dress in blue on 12th May 2019 - ME Awareness Day! Xx

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Rachel Williams

11 days ago

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Elizabeth Keyworth

12 days ago

£30.00

Anonymous

14 days ago

Having been diagnosed with ME in my teens and subsequently recovered after losing at least 10 years of my life to the condition, I am so pleased to see support for such a misunderstood illness.

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Nathan Smith

15 days ago

£50.00

About the charity

ME Association
ME Association

The ME Association campaigns hard to get ME recognised as a severe neurological illness. Our helpline provides essential information and support to adults and children who have ME/CFS, and to their families and carers. We also fund biomedical research into the physical nature and causes of ME/CFS.

Charity Registration No: 801279

http://www.meassociation.org.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£7,625.53

+ £797.12 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£807.15

Donations via Fundraisers

£4,784.91

Offline donations

£2,033.47
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Go BLUE for ME - 2019

ME Association