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"1 Day - £1 = a lot of money for this much-needed cause".  

Text APFR99 £1 to 70070 (UK) or donate from £2 via this page.  

Your donation will help to fund high quality biomedical research into the neurological disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). 

We have helped raise over £650,000 so far for Invest in ME charity's biomedical research for tests & treatments at their Centre of Excellence for ME based at world-renowned Norwich Research Park and working closely with other leading researchers in UK & abroad.  We are now aiming to reach £1million for the next phases of the research strategy including a clinical trial of rituximab in ME.

ME is a neurological disease that can affect people of all ages, even very young children.  It has been classified by the World Health Organisation at ICD-10 G93.3, along with post-viral fatigue syndrome, since 1969.

ME was first defined in the 1950s following an outbreak at the London Royal Free Hospital: myalgic refers to muscle (pain/weakness) encephalomyeltis means inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. 

ME can be of sudden or gradual onset, can range from mild to very severe, can fluctuate over time, have phases of relapse and remission, or take a more progressive form. Full recovery is rare - we want to change that.   

The hallmark of ME is a marked worsening of symptoms following even minor exertion - post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion (PENE) or post-exertional malaise (PEM).  Also now called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) by the Institute of Medicine. 

ME can affect almost every system in the body and organs including the heart as well as the brain.  Many patients suffer for years on end, some losing their childhood and youth to the ravages of this disease.

There is still no universal thumbprint diagnostic test, no cure, and few treatments available for symptoms, leaving doctors at a loss as to how help their patients and with often dire consequences for patients and their families.  

It's about time this changed and we are determined to make sure that happens - we now have an international community of world class researchers willing to help us and they need our help to fund their vital work - so let's make this year count - one day - one pound - one drop from lots of us to create a sea change.

Donating through JustGiving is easy, fast and safe. They’ll send your money directly to the charity and will make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. To donate £1 by JustTextGiving, text this code: APFR99 to: 70070 or you can donate from £2 via this Just Giving page.  


Please see Invest in ME charity's website at www.investinme.org or www.ldifme.org for more info about M.E. and IIME's work, and for more ways to help raise awareness and/or funds for this small charity's BIG cause.  Thank-you for your support!

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Happy ME Awareness Month! Let's make it a great one to celebrate 10 years of amazing work by Invest in ME & their supporters. It would be brilliant to reach £10k on this page for the charity's biomedical research funds. Please share far & wide with friends & families. Thank you!

01/05/16 09:03

Happy New Year everyone! 2015 was a landmark year for Invest in ME, supported by fabulous fundraising for this amazing small charity's big cause. Let's see 2016 go from strength to strength in dedicated pursuit of tests & treatments for this dreadful disease. Let's Do It for ME!

01/01/16 10:25

1st December 2015 is Giving Tuesday! http://ldifme.org/1st-december-giving-tuesday/ Thank you for supporting Invest in ME on this international day of charitable giving.

01/12/15 12:18

A memorable May ME Awareness Month closed with a hugely successful few days of the 10th Invest in ME International Biomedical Research Conference events in London. Your donations are making a vital difference to the future of sufferers of all ages with this neuroimmune disease.

01/06/15 12:19

1st May 2015: HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY PAUL KAYES, co-founder of Let's Do It For ME! The patient-driven awareness & fundraising campaign created to support Invest in ME Charity's work on developing a centre of excellence for research & treatment of M.E. (aka ME/CFS) http://ldifme.org/

01/05/15 07:54

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Invest in ME has as its objectives to change how myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is perceived and treated in the press, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We aim to do this by raising funding for biomedical research and improving education about the disease.

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,775.00
  • Offline donations£125.00
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  • Total raised£6,807.00
  • Gift Aid£1,068.81

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