Mike Harley finished his monumental effort in running 27 EU Marathons as a challenge to raise
awareness and funds for ME. This outstanding venture, carried out over many years,
came its conclusion recently when Mike
Rome marathon in March.
Mike Harley's challenge was described in this article - which also has links to Mike's own pages
An amazing effort finally concluded.
But then the Lichtenstein marathon came into the frame for this summer.
And so Mike has entered that also - see here.
And now the Florence marathon in November 2022 and Mike has entered that also -
Mike's fundraising page is here
At the last count Mike had raised almost £47k !!
20 Marathons and Counting - #BenRuns4ME
Ben Scott has been running marathons for IiMER and collecting donations for research into ME along the way.
- recently another £500 was received from Shorts of Belfast.
An incredible effort to raise so much awareness for ME from this modest yet determined guy doing so much to help people with ME.
Ben's fundraising page is here so share the page on social media -
Claire Carter is arranging a team of
of parents, friends and family members of some amazing young people living with ME.
As part of Walk for ME 2022, during the month of May, the team will be running, walking,
cycling and swimming as many miles as they can! (Mega miles!)
in a joint team effort to raise awareness and raise vital funds for research into ME.
More details here
Chilly Challenge for ME
Wendy Slater recently completed a number of cold water swims to raise funds for the
Hence the title of the challenge.
Wendy did 15 swims during one of the coldest months of the year.
More details here
Hazel's Raising funds for Invest in ME Research
Hazel has been a long time supporter of IiMER and
has this birthday fundraising page to support research into ME.
Just Giving page here
Rosalynde's Life, love, loss and a whole lot more
This is my third collection of poems and is about my life, the love in my life,
the influences in my life, the loss of love, the loss of friends and family,
the loss of good health,
places and moments in time and a lot more besides.
This edition includes some selected photos that relate to my poems
This book will give you a glimpse into the world of ‘The French Femme’.
A percentage of all sales from this book
will be donated to the independent charity Invest in ME Research.
Just Giving page here
Walking for IiMER
Walk for ME
The original idea behind Walk for ME was that friends, family and loved ones of an ME sufferer would do a sponsored walk
on their behalf: hence the name Walk for ME.
The Walk for ME campaign was set up by Luke Remnant and Ian McPhee and uses walking by friends and family of patients
to raise funds and awareness of ME.
However, as well as walks this has now seen healthy friends and families of ME sufferers do swims, rides and runs!
It is hoped that as many friends and loved ones as possible will do a sponsored walk or other fun event
during ME Awareness month.
The Walk for ME web page
Phil Tomlin has run many times in support of IiMER.
However, recently Phil ran his first marathon - the Manchester marathon 2022.
Phil's page is here
As King Regis and The Deatheater Jon is putting his fame to use by helping raise awareness and funds
for research into ME.
Jon's page is here
Jen Govey's #DressforME
The remarkable Jen Govey has been raising awareness of ME with her ingenious
and inspiring Dress for ME challenge.
Jen is doing several challenges myself where she dresses up fancy for the whole day and plans to do this at least 22 times in different
fancy dress outfits over the coming year, health permitting.
Others can take part in the challenge at any time, or join in one of her themed dress-up days! :)
Fantastic efforts by IiMER supporters in the My Giving Circle campaign has enabled the charity
to win to awards of funding.
Thanks also to the great generosity of many donors we have managed to build funds for more research into ME.
Paul Kayes and Lucy Ainsley continue to create memes to support the
continuing awareness efforts.
My Giving Competion page
'Blue Sunday' - the Tea Party For M.E. 2022 for Invest in ME Research
Cath Clapton has set up a Swim a Mile in May for ME
This year for ME month Cath will be swimming a mile for IiMER because her daughter, Jessica, is in her 15th year with ME.
Cath's fundraising page is here