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Marketplace for MEA

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 Thanks for visiting our team fundraising page for The ME Marketplace.  We - The MEA Makers - have joined together to fundraise for The ME Association.

Having ME is a challenge.  It means that we have to budget our energy so much more carefully that most people.  Sometimes we feel almost fine and can function almost normally.  But other days, just the slightest exertion will floor us.   We don't have energy to scale mountains or to run huge marathons to fundraise.  But on our good days, we can make things.  Beautiful things that give us joy in the making, but also give others pleasure in the giving. 

And because of the support that we've had from The ME Association, we've each agreed to donate a share of our profits to help it give more support to others with ME. 

We are not alone.  ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is an illness that blights the lives of 250,000 people in UK today.  ME causes our joints and muscles to ache unbearably; we struggle to get restful sleep ; and ‘brain fog’ ccan louds even the smallest judgment.  It has changed our lives drastically – disrupting education; making full time employment difficult, if not impossible; and straining family relations to breaking point.  Some sufferers may be housebound or confined to bed for many months or years.  There is no known cure. 

You'll see our team fundraising target on the right.  It's a target that we'd like you to help us to smash - by buying our handmade gifts. 

Our fundraising is not the only goal here - we want to raise awareness of ME in the hope that more people will understand it and the devastating effect that it has on peoples' lives.  We find it hard that, just by looking at us, you probably won't be able to tell if we're ill or not.  And that makes it so much harder to explain - and for others to understand. We want to make ME less invisible and by buying, giving and wearing our gifts, you will be helping to make it less so. 

Remember: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never share them with anyone or send you unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity.  If you wish to make a donation (rather than a purchase) through these pages, please do so.  And please, if you are a UK taxpayer do consider allowing ME Association to calim Gift Aid on your donation.  JustGiving will  make sure Gift Aid (an additional 25%) is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer, too.

But if purchasing an item, please do NOT tick for reclaim of Gift Aid. 

Thank you for your support. 

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Raised: 311%

Team target: £1,000.00

Raised so far: £3,113.90

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Sue Barrett

Sue's Cardmaking

33 donations



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Pippa Stacey

Spoonie Survival Kits for Christmas 2015

2 donations



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Helen Hyland

ME Association's Marketplace

2 donations



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Jacqueline Blair

Jacqueline's Raising Awarness For ME/CFS/PVFS Conditions

21 donations



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Melanie Blane

White Rabbit Skincare for the ME Association

4 donations



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Nicholas Askew

Nick's Awesome Advent

13 donations



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Jen Taylor

Jen's Print sale for ME association

9 donations



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Lara Strong

One Blue Gem Jewellery

4 donations



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Ellie Edon

Beautifying Wheelchairs for ME

5 donations



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John Rush

Liz's handmade ME Association Bracelets

1 donation



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Jolene Butler

Jolene's Card Making

1 donation



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Jess McBain

Jess's Sewing awareness

0 donations



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Hill-Daniel Photography Limited Editions supporting The ME Association

0 donations



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