20 November 2013

We’re No.1 in The Independent’s 2013 Best Charity Christmas Cards!

What an endorsement! Our Christmas card of Julie-Ann Gylaitis’ winning photo, from the recent ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME!’ 2013 competition, pipped Number 1 slot in The Independent newspaper’s IndyBest 10 Best Charity Christmas Cards. Coming in above cards by professional designers, artists and the well-known cartoonist Giles for RNLI! It’s fantastic recognition of ‘Let’s do it for ME!’ team’s hard work running the photo competition and the high standard of entries.
Understandably, the team and HQ (Invest in ME) are ecstatic, as well as Julie-Ann who is completely overwhelmed. We did say our photo competition was a chance to shine, and having this photo take pride of place on a national newspaper’s website certainly does just that!  But there’s more! The newspaper states, "We think this vibrant entry by Julie-Ann Gylaitis is a festive triumph." You can’t get better than that!
Julie-Ann, who was diagnosed with ME 25 years ago after suddenly falling ill, had to give up the job she loved and many other activities. But one thing she can still indulge in is her passion for photography, taking photos when able to. On learning that the card with her photo on was chosen as No. 1 by The Independent, Julie-Ann said, "It’s completely crazy! I’m especially thrilled for our charity. It’s fantastic news!"

HQ also said of our triumph, "This has given everyone a lift at the charity also. A lovely card, well deserved selection by The Independent, and a wonderful comment on the efforts made by all running and participating in the competition. All of the cards are winners and we are very proud to be able to distribute these in the name of the charity whilst raising much-needed awareness of ME. Everyone is a winner."

The ‘Candle House’ card stands as a shining beacon of hope for ME. Powerfully and positively raising awareness beyond the ME community and, at the same time, helping to raise essential funds towards Invest in ME’s biomedical research fund. You can buy it, along with our other cards featuring winners of the ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME!’ competition, from Invest in ME by clicking here.

Huge congratulations from all the team and HQ to Julie-Ann, and our other entrants and participants in the ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME!’ competition. We couldn’t have done it without you! So let’s get celebrating, let’s do it for ME!