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Carmel is raising money for Invest In Me Research

M.E. is not for Wimps

Event dates: 21st August 2011 – 30th November 2014

Total raised so far

0%

£0.10 of £400 target by 19 supporters

+£40 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

There are way over 250,000 sufferers of M.E. in the UK with about 25% classified as being severely affected, i.e. bed/house-bound. Each sufferer is a member of a family affected by M.E. I have personal experience of living with M.E so I understand what devastating effect this illness can have on someones life, their family and friends.

I am raising funds and also raising awareness into ME with the medical professions, by leaving literature at my local doctors and hospital.

I was recently in hospital; Suffering severe chest pains and breathlessness. I came up against some doctors who had never heard of ME or CFS, the first night of my stay I was almost sent home, until I collapsed after being made to walk up the corridor. The next day until I explained my old job as an Advance Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist that was struck down with Viral Meningitis several times and then went onto develop ME, was I then given the respect I deserved. The consultant I went onto see and his team were marvellous and without their support I may not be here to tell this story, as he knew about ME and looked beyond my ME and treated my condition as an individual. I do not want this to happen to anyone else, we need to get together to dig deep ourselves. I would be very grateful if you are able to donate something and support me in making this centre real, making ME known as a disabling illness with treatment for us all.


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Carmel is fundraising for

Invest In Me Research

Charity number: 1153730

Recent donations

7 years ago

Carmel

Commited to make this centre work

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

7 years ago

rach s-b

Rach S-B

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 years ago

Carmel

upped my target to £400

£10.00

7 years ago

Polly

you are amazing.......despite your suffering you do this

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

7 years ago

Rach Stowell-Birch

well done on your fundraising efforts. xx

£10.00

7 years ago

John Allen

For my son: Geofferoo

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 years ago

Rach S-B

£20.00

7 years ago

Isobel Alexander

Hope this makes the target, good luck !

£10.00

7 years ago

Riccardo

Pledge to donation

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

7 years ago

Anonymous

Thank you for the donation when you came to visit Rachel :-)

£5.00

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