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Roger Ogborne is raising money for Invest In Me Research

Roger's Fright Hike for Invest In ME

Event date: 31st October 2014

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£0 of £100 target by 6 supporters

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My story

On 31st October I will be taking part in the Fright Hike; A 20 mile hike through Epping Forest in Essex in the dark! I will be starting at Midnight on Halloween and I am doing it to raise money for Invest in ME as my daughter was diagnosed at 15 with this illness.

Invest in ME is a charity that seeks to raise money to fund biomedical research in regards to ME.

For more info on Invest in ME please go to:

http://www.investinme.org/

What is ME?

ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

ME is a serious, disabling and chronic organic (i.e. physical not mental) disorder. ME has been classified by the World Health Organisation (ICD 10 G 93.3) as a neurological illness affecting approximately 200,000 individuals within the UK. Of that number, approximately 25% of those affected will go on to develop severe ME which is an extremely debilitating illness, sometimes lasting for years, in some cases, even decades, often rendering the sufferer completely housebound, wheelchair & bedbound and dependent upon carers for their everyday needs. The Chief Medical Officer's Report on the subject of MEissued in January 2002 recognises that CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition with long term effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment for this condition.

In the UK it is generally believed that at least 250,000 suffer from the disorder.

For more infomation on ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome please go to:

http://www.investinme.org/InfoCentre%20faq-home.htm


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Roger Ogborne is fundraising for

Invest In Me Research

Charity number: 1153730

Recent donations

5 years ago

nicola groom

good luck

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Linda Mills

Well done!! Very impressive. :-) Thank you.

£25.00

5 years ago

Spangle

Thank you for doing this

£10.00

5 years ago

Anonymous

Brave man, Roger!

£5.00

5 years ago

Geoff Allen

Thx for doing this for Invest in ME. Good Luck!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Paul Kayes (Let's do it for ME)

Thank you for doing this Roger.

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

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