Tony Britton

Walking the Amazon for ME research

Fundraising for ME Association
raised of £20,000 target
by 12 supporters
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Tony Beitton's Fundraising Page, 3 March 2008
ME Association

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We help people with ME/CFS to understand and survive their illness


January 2010

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Thank you for visiting Ed Stafford's fundraising page for the ME Association – which started out on the workwithus website but moved across here in March 2008.

After Luke Collyer's sensational withdrawal from this 4,000-mile trek on 4 July, 2008, former British Army captain Ed Stafford is forging ahead with just Cho, his Peruvian guide, for company – and the occasional visiting photojournalist.

He's now in the middle of the Brazilian rain forest during the dry summer, and is having a hell of a time. His story was picked up by the Daily Mail at the end of October and is a real eye-opener.

Daily Mail story

You can keep up with Ed's progress by subscribing to his blog at the following website:

Walking the Amazon

On Saturday 24th October, Ed's mother Ba held a supper and poetry and prose evening at Mowsley village hall in Leicestershire to boost ME Association funds.  The theme was getting older with humour and looking back with nostalgia.  A friend, George Sanders, travelled from Betws-y-Coed to read the nostalgia poems which was interspersed by several very light hearted and humorous poems and bits of prose read by villagers  The evening was great fun and £1450 was raised.
The money will go towards helping to try to establish the causes of the illness ME/CFS, the main symptoms of which are muscle and brain fatigue and general flu-like symptoms which are often very severe and painful. Ed’s sister Janie has been a sufferer for 16 years. There are ¼ million sufferers in the UK.

And thanks to Gill Brown, who organised  a barn dance for the Tissue Bank Appeal at Nailsea in Bristol in November 2009. This brought in another £460.

Thank you from all of us at the ME Association. But, most of all, thank you from Ed.

About the charity

ME Association

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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.

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