Invest in ME Research has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.
Our thanks to all of our supporters who voted for the charity.
We will now be able to use this award to fund our new initiative to encourage a young European ME Research Group collaboration - Young EMERG.
Invest in ME Research was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
The charity will take this opportunity to support young researchers in Europe by encouraging them into the field of ME research, creating collaborations in research, supporting cross-site visits and facilitating research discussions - where currently little exists.
This scheme will improve knowledge of ME in the research community and benefit patients in the long run.
Chairman Kathleen McCall commented -
The charity is very grateful to Ecclesiastical for this wonderful initiative to help a small charity such as ours to make further progress in improving the research environment for ME. We also wish to thank all those who supported the charity with their nominations – especially to our wonderful supporters who have been responsible for changing the way that ME is perceived, researched and treated over the last decade. Invest in ME Research has made great progress thanks to this support – now arranging the premier conference week for ME, introducing a forum for young researchers, establishing a family of international biomedical researchers, initiating a European ME Research and Clinicians Group, funding high-quality biomedical research and developing the foundations of the UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME.
This again demonstrates what a small charity with determination and resolve can achieve when supported by such wonderful supporters