26 October 2011

Amy's Sponsored Screen-Free Weekend!!

Last year, Amy kindly raised funds for Invest in ME with a sponsored silence. This year, she is going screen-free for a whole weekend – very valiant for someone who largely relies on screen technology for contact with the world outside her home. 

Amy says:

Hiya, my name's Amy, I'm 29 years old and I have been ill for 8 years will a severe illness called 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis' or M.E. for short. M.E. has robbed me of so much of my life and affected me so greatly that I am now housebound and often bedbound with severe symptoms.

UK charity Invest in ME are planning to set up a specialist treatment and research centre for M.E. suffers here in the U.K. which could treat patients and offers us real hope, so myself and many of my friends are trying to help them raise as much money as possible to make this happen.

Because I'm so ill, I'm limited by what I can do to raise money, no marathons or bungee jumps for me sadly!! So instead I have decided to do a screen free weekend from the 11th to the 13th of November. That will be 48 hours with no TV, no pc and no internet!! Which for an internet addict like me, who lives alone, will be really hard, but totally worth it!

It would be really appreciated if you could sponsor me, and also let your friends know too.”

Amy also bravely shared the full account of her life since contracting myalgic encephalomyelitis for October's Monthly Story on Becoming Visible 4ME - click here to read more about Amy.

Amy's fundraising page is here on Everyclick.

Thank you so much Amy and her sponsors for your support!

Let's do it for ME!

UPDATE:  Amy raised £764 on her Everyclick page - 153% of her target! 
                    Thanks so much to Amy and all her generous sponsors!!

Click here to read about Annabel Schleutker's Screen-Free Weekend.

*This awareness and fund-raising campaign is run by ME sufferers in close cooperation with the charity Invest in ME. Your donations go directly to Invest in ME towards the UK Centre. See this campaign highlighted on the Invest in ME website here.