1 July 2015

1st of the month - the day to donate £1 to 1st Class ME Research!

A Pound For Research

The original idea by Ruth Gilchrist for One Day - One Pound was for as many people as possible to donate just £1 on May 12th International ME Awareness Day to show support and to help raise vital funds for 1st class biomedical research for tests and treatments for ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).  We extended this to include a monthly reminder of our ongoing fundraising for this vital cause on the 1st of each month.  Donations at any time are welcome. Every £1 makes a big difference to the charity that our cause supports - Invest in ME (also now registered as Invest in ME Research). 

Gift Aid is an extra 25% of your donation from the government if you are a UK tax-payer,
so don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box when you donate if this applies to you.

If in UK you can text APFR99 

£1-£5 or £10

to 70070 

(JustTextGiving)
Text donations add to the total raised on the Just Giving Page.
You can add your name and Gift Aid if eligible by text. 

You can also donate (worldwide) 
any amount (minimum of £2) via JustGiving

Other options to donate £1 or more .. 

Paypal

To: paypal@investinme.org

Bank Transfer

Bank: Lloyds TSB Eastleigh

Sorting code: 30-92-94

Account number: 02252685

Bank Transfer from outside the UK 

IBAN: GB63 Loyd 3092 9402 2526 85

BIC/SWIFT: LOYDGB21209

Cheque

Send cheques payable to ‘Invest in ME’ to:
Invest in ME 
PO Box 561,
Eastleigh,
Hampshire,
SO50 0GQ
(add Gift Aid to your donation with Invest in ME’s Gift Aid form)

Please help spread the word .. 

Let's Do it For ME is a patient-driven campaign launched in 2011 in support of the proposal by independent UK charity Invest in ME (Research) to establish a centre of excellence for translational research and patient care based around Norwich Research Park in East Anglia; the first of its kind in UK/Europe and in collaboration with other leading UK and international biomedical researchers.

We help to raise funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding in the development of the centre of excellence projects. The foundation study investigating the role of gut permeability in ME got underway in 2013 thanks to achieving our initial fundraising target of £100,000. The next £50,000 fully funded a study of B-cells based at UCL leading to a possible clinical trial.

Our crowdfunding for specific ME research is the first of its kind in UK and has inspired similar projects in Europe and USA. We have now helped to raise over £500,000 for the IIME Research strategy to develop and are aiming for £1000,000. The current focus of the research is on the role of the immune system, including infection and autoimmunity. 

Invest in ME is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who either have ME or are parents and carers of ME patients. They are driving the agenda of scientific biomedical research into diagnostic tests and treatments for myalgic encephalomyelitis in UK in collaboration with international researchers of world renown. 2015 marks the start of the 10th year of amazing progress made by this small charity with a BIG cause and their 10th International Biomedical Research Conference events - will you help them make it the best year yet?


Let's Do It for ME!
in support of Invest in ME (Research)
Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC)
IIME/UCL/UK rituximab trial 

You can follow our cause @Letsdoit4ME on Twitter and find us on Facebook

Total raised for Invest in ME Biomedical Research Funds from July 2011 to 1st July 2015 - £539,000
Thank-you for your support!