1 January 2014

New Year Matching Donation Offer!

What a great way to help us see in the New Year - all donations to two of our JustGiving fundraising pages for Invest in ME charity - including donations by text - will be matched £1 for £1 up to a combined amount of £1250 until 6th January! 

We have received the wonderful offer of £1250 (£1000 + £250 Gift Aid) as a matching donation by an incredibly generous friend of Team Let's do it for ME! This is in support of the UK rituximab clinical treatment trial being organised at University College London by Invest in ME.. The matching period runs from New Year's Eve to Twelfth Night on 6th January. It will apply to two of our JustGiving pages.

1. Ruth Gilchrist's 1st of each month One Day – One Pound (1 Day - £1) - minimum donation is £1 by JustTextGiving by texting this code - APFR99 - and the amount - £1 (or £2, £3, £4, £5, £10) - to 70070 - or from £2 via the JustGiving page:

2. Sue Page's small change to change M.E., which she launched on 1st January last year, so if you've been collecting your small change over the year, time to add it up and be counted in! http://www.justgiving.com/Sue-Page1

The £1250 includes Gift Aid (25% extra from the government on donations made by UK tax-payers so don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box when you donate if it applies to you) but all donations will count towards the total matched amount, whether or not you live in UK or are a UK tax-payer.

The combined total of the two pages at the time of the announcement was £6505 (inc. Gift Aid) so all donations from this amount will be counted and matched £1 for £1 until a combined total of £7755 (inc. Gift Aid) is reached or until 6th January if we haven't reached the full matched amount.

So don't delay – donate today and let's get the New Year off to a flying start!

Links to more info ..

IiME/UCL/UK rituximab trial microsite
Invest in ME (Research)
Let's do it for ME!

*Let's do it for ME! is a patient-driven campaign in support of the independent UK charity Invest in ME (Research) and funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding. 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 encephomyelitis in UK in collaboration with international researchers of world renown - 2014 will be an exciting year for progress in M.E. research*

Thank you for your support throughout the year - Happy New Year to one and all!