28 September 2015
Visited our new website yet? If not take a peak here ldifme.org.
Our blog has also moved and you'll need to re-subscribe if you wish to continue receiving updates from us. It is now located here ldifme.org/blog and you can subscribe at the bottom of the page or any of our blogpost pages (see the graphic below).
Recent posts are also featured in our news stream. As we did on our previous blog we invite guest posts from supporters of the charity Invest in ME Research about their fundraising endeavours. Get in touch by email, our contact form or on Twitter or Facebook.
Feeling out of the loop about what's been happening with our crowdfunding efforts and the research into ME? This short update featuring some good news should get you up to speed: Over £600k on Our Way to a Million!
Thank you for your support, Jan
1 September 2015
|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
If in UK you can text APFR99
£1-£5 or £10
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 ..
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
Send cheques payable to ‘Invest in ME’ to:
Invest in ME
PO Box 561,
(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 £100k (new target £200k) The next £50k fully funded a study of B-cells based at UCL prior to a clinical trial (new target £450k).
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. Thank you for your support!