Anna Redshaw

Anna's fundraiser for ME Research UK

Fundraising for ME Research UK
by 146 supporters
Blue Sunday , 19 May 2024
ME Research UK

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We fund vital innovative biomedical studies to ignite research into ME/CFS


Blue Sunday 2024

The Tea Party For M.E.

Over £100,000 raised for ME/CFS charities since 2013.

Join the ME/CFS community on Sunday 19th May as we come together to have a Tea Party For M.E.

• Dig out your favourite mug, or your best cups and saucers

• Wear something blue (pyjamas count!)

• Have a slice of cake, or two. It can be bought or baked, and if your own dietary requirements limit you from eating cake then you can switch cake for whatever works best for you

• If you can, the price you'd pay for tea and cake to an M.E. charity.

• Post a photo of your tea party set-up to social media. This allows those who are joining in by themselves to feel a part of something bigger. It breaks the isolation that we all feel when we are too unwell to be with people in-person

• Chat online with others doing the exact same thing. Swap recipes. Like photos. Comment on the gorgeous tea sets that others are using

• Follow the hashtags #BlueSunday2024 and #TeaPartyForME2024 or use the dedicated Facebook event to see everyone else's tea party related posts.

With no right or wrong way to join in on Blue Sunday, I hope you'll find a way that works for you. A few examples of how others join in each year:

* Having a solo Tea Party For M.E. in whatever way that looks like

* using a blue mug

* ensuring there's a packet of your favourite biscuits in your bedside drawer ready for the day

* joining a video call

* inviting a few friends over to sit and chat with you while you're in bed

* holding a bake sale

* scrolling through other peoples' Blue Sunday posts

* having a garden tea party

It's about feeling a part of what is surely the most resilient community out there.

And raising a tonne of money while we do that!

"....doctors do not treat us and science does not study us. How could a disease this common and this devastating have been forgotten by medicine?" Jennifer Brea

Only biomedical research can find the causes of ME/CFS, improve diagnosis and treatment, and, ultimately, arrive at a cure. That’s why research is our focus.

We've awarded 64 full grants and 5 PhD-level awards since 2000 and invested over £3.5million. But research is expensive and becoming more so every day. That’s the challenge we face, and that’s why we need your help.

About the charity

ME Research UK

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ME Research UK exists solely to fund high quality biomedical studies into the causes and treatment of ME/CFS. This illness affects approximately 250,000 people in the UK but is neither well understood nor, in many cases, properly recognised. We fund highly regarded, peer-reviewed research worldwide.

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